Install Firefox 67 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 16.04 / LinuxMint / CentOS

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In this Tutorial, I will show you how to install Firefox 67.0 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 67.0 on May 21,2019

What's New in Firefox 67.0?

New:
  • Lowering the priority of setTimeout during page load
  • Delayed component initialization until after startup
  • Painting sooner during page load but less often
  • Suspending unused tabs

Fixes
  • Various security fixes
Changes
  • Firefox no longer supports handling webcal: links with 30boxes.com

So how to install Firefox 67 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS?

Method 1 (For Debian based systems) Via PPA

The best and easy way is to upgrade firefox by updating the Repository, it will automatically be upgraded to the new version if the ppa is updated
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/67.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-67.0.tar.bz2
For 64 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/67.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-67.0.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-67.0.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/firefox66

sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox67
Step 4: Create a Symbolic link for New Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox67/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox
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