Install Firefox 84 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint / CentOS & Fedora

  In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Firefox 84 on Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 LTS, LinuxMint 20, Fedora 32, and CentOS 7.X / 8.X. Fi...

 

Install Firefox 84 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint / CentOS & Fedora


In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Firefox 84 on Ubuntu 20.04 / 18.04 LTS, LinuxMint 20, Fedora 32, and CentOS 7.X / 8.X.

Firefox most commonly used browsers by everyone and one of the standard browsers too. 

Firefox Released its new stable version 84 on Dec 14,2020.

What's New in Firefox 84?

  • Native support for macOS devices built with Apple Silicon CPUs brings dramatic performance improvements over the non-native build that was shipped in Firefox 83: Firefox launches over 2.5 times faster and web apps are now twice as responsive
  • WebRender rolls out to MacOS Big Sur and Windows devices with Intel Gen 5 and 6 GPUs. Additionally, we'll ship an accelerated rendering pipeline for Linux/GNOME/X11 users for the first time, ever!
  • Firefox now uses more modern techniques for allocating shared memory on Linux, improving performance, and increasing compatibility with Docker.
  • Various security fixes
  • Various bug fixes and new policies have been implemented in the latest version of Firefox

So how to install Firefox 84 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 a new version if the PPA is updated.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

 Method 2: Via Flatpak

Step 1: Install Flatpak

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 84 from their FTP using wget

For 32 bit systems
wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/84.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-84.0.tar.bz2

 For 64 bit systems

wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/84.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-84.0.tar.bz2

Step 2:  Extract the tar package
tar -xf firefox-84.0.tar.bz2
Step 3:  Move the Firefox folder to opt
sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox83
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox84
Step 4: Create a Symbolic link for new Firefox as default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold
 sudo ln -s /opt/firefox84/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox

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