Install Firefox 66 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 16.04 / LinuxMint / CentOS

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In this Tutorial I will show you how to install Firefox 66.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 LTS , Linux Mint ,Fedora and CentOS 6.X / 7.x.

Firefox
most commonly used browsers by everyone and one of the standard browsers too.
It is an opensource browser and it is developed by Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation and available for Multiple Operating systems (ie) Windows, Linux, Mac OSX. and it comes with its private mode and powerful plugins.

Firefox Released its new stable Version 66.0 on March 19,2019

What's New in Firefox 66.0?

New:
  • Firefox now prevents websites from automatically playing sound.
  • Improved search experience
  • Smoother scrolling: Scroll anchoring keeps content from jumping as images and ads load at the top of the page
  • Improved performance and better user experience for extensions:
  • Added basic support for macOS Touch Bar
  • Easier, passwordless security: Added support for Windows Hello on Windows 10, allowing you to use your face, fingerprint, or external security keys for website authentication
Fixes
  • The Dark and Light Firefox themes now override the system setting for title bar accent color on Windows 10
  • Linux users: Resolved an issue that caused Firefox to freeze when downloading files
Changes
  • System title bar is hidden by default to match Gnome guideline for Linux users
Developer
  • DevTools Inspector is now fully usable when the Debugger is paused
  • Lowered priority of setTimeout and setInterval during page load to improve overall page load performance
  • Fixed: <button> element is no longer special cased in event dispatch, per latest specifications

So how to install Firefox 61 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS?

Method 1 (For Debian based systems) Via PPA

Best and easy way is to upgrade firefox by updating the Repository, it will automatically upgraded to new version if the ppa is updateds

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Method 2 : Via tar file -- applicable for all distributions

Step 1:Download The Latest Version of Firefox 61 from their FTP using wget.

For 32 bit systems

wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/66.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-66.0.tar.bz2
For 64 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/66.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-66.0.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-66.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt and remove the Older version of firefox if it's there
sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox65
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox66
Step 4: Create Symbolic link for New Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox66/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox
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