Install Firefox 71.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 / CentOS / LinuxMint

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Firefox 71.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 LTS , LinuxMint , 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 71.0 on DEC 3,2019

What's New in Firefox 71.0?

New:

  • Firefox now recognizes subdomains and will autofill domain logins from Lockwise
  • Integrated breach alerts from Firefox Monitor are now available to users with screen readers
  • Notifications when Firefox blocks cryptominers
  • A running tally of blocked trackers in the protection panel accessed by clicking the address bar shield
  • Native MP3 decoding on Windows, Linux, and macOS

Fixed

  • Various security fixes

Changed

  • Configuration page (about:config) reimplemented in HTML

So how to install Firefox 71 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/71.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-71.0.tar.bz2
For 64 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/71.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-71.0.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xjf firefox-71.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt


Remove the Older version of firefox if it's there

sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox70
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox71
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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