Install Firefox 78 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS & Fedora

In this Tutorial I will show you how to install Firefox 78 on Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 LTS ,LinuxMint 19.3 ,Fedora 32 and CentOS 7.X / 8.X. ...

In this Tutorial I will show you how to install Firefox 78 on Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 LTS ,LinuxMint 19.3 ,Fedora 32 and CentOS 7.X / 8.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 ESR stable Version 78 on June 29,2020

What's New in Firefox 78?

New:
  • Added a Refresh button to the Uninstaller
  • PDF downloads now show an option to open the PDF directly in Firefox
Changes
  • The minimal system requirements on Linux have been updated. Firefox now needs GNU libc 2.17, libstdc++ 4.8.1 and GTK+ 3.14 or newer versions.
  • Firefox 78 is the last major release with support for macOS versions 10.9, 10.10 and 10.11. Users of these macOS versions will be supported through Firefox ESR 78.x for the coming year.
Fixes
  • Various security fixes

So how to install Firefox 78 ESR 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 Flatpak

Step 1: Install Flatpak

Install it according to your OS distribution using the following link

Step 2: Search for the firefox package
flatpak search firefox
Step 3: Install firefox using flatpak
flatpak install flathub org.mozilla.firefox
Step 4: Run firefox
flatpak run org.mozilla.firefox/x86_64/stable

Method 3: Via tar file -- applicable for all distributions

Step 1:Download The Latest Version of Firefox 78 from their FTP using wget
For 32 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/78.0esr/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-78.0esr.tar.bz2
For 64 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/78.0esr/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-78.0esr.tar.bz2
Step 2: Extract the tar package
tar -xf firefox-78.0esr.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt

Remove the Older version of firefox if it's there
sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox77
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox78
Step 4: Create a Symbolic link for New Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox78/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox

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