Install Firefox 70 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 16.04 / LinuxMint / CentOS

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Firefox 70.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 LTS , LinuxMint 17, Fedora and CentOS 8.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 70.0 on OCT 22,2019

What's New in Firefox 70.0?

New:
  • Social tracking protection, which blocks cross-site tracking cookies from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, is now a standard feature of Enhanced Tracking Protection.
  • The Privacy Protections report shows an overview, with details, of the trackers Firefox has blocked. It provides consolidated reports from Monitor and Lockwise.
  • More security protections from Firefox Lockwise, our digital identity, and password management 
  • Lockwise for desktop lets you create, update, and delete your logins and passwords to sync across all your devices, including the Lockwise mobile apps and Firefox mobile browsers?.
  • Integrated breach alerts from Firefox Monitor, to alert you when saved logins and passwords are compromised in online data breaches.
  • Complex password generation, to help you create and save strong passwords for new online accounts.
  • Improvements to core engine components, for better browsing on more sites
  • WebRender rolled out to more Firefox for Windows users, now available by default on Windows desktops with integrated Intel graphics cards and resolution of 1920x1200 or less) for improved graphics rendering.
  • Compositor improvements in Firefox for macOS that reduce power consumption, speed up page load by as much as 22 percent, and reduce resource use for video by up to 37 percent.
  • More browser features to help you get the most out of Firefox products and services
  • A stand-alone Firefox account menu for easy access to Firefox services like Monitor and Send.
  • A message panel accessed from the gift icon in the toolbar that offers a quick overview of new releases and key features.
  • When a website uses your geolocation, an indicator is shown in the address bar.
Fixed
  • Various security fixes
Changed
  • Built-in Firefox pages now follow the system dark mode preference
  • Aliased theme properties have been removed, which may affect some themes
  • Passwords can now be imported from Chrome on macOS in addition to existing support for Windows
  • Readability is now greatly improved on under- or overlined texts, including links. The lines will now be interrupted instead of crossing over a glyph.
  • Improved privacy and security indicators
  • A new crossed-out lock icon will indicate sites delivered via insecure HTTP
  • The formerly green lock icon is now grey
  • The Extended Validation (EV) indicator has been moved to the identity popup that appears when clicking the lock icon

So how to install Firefox 70 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 70 from their FTP using wget

For 32 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/70.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-70.0.tar.bz2
For 64 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/70.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-70.0.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-70.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt

Remove the Older version of firefox if it's there
sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox69
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox70
Step 4: Create Symbolic link for New Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox70/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox
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