How to Install Firefox 111 on Ubuntu and Linux mint

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If you enjoy Firefox and use Ubuntu or Linux Mint, you might be interested in learning how to update Firefox on your computer.

In this article, we’ll show you how to install Firefox 111 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint step-by-step.

It’s crucial to remember that both Ubuntu and Linux Mint come with built-in software repositories that make installing software packages simple before we get started.

The Firefox version found in these repositories might not, however, necessarily be the most recent. We must immediately download Firefox from the Firefox website in order to receive the most recent version.

What is new in Firefox 111?

  • Windows native notifications are now enabled.
  • Firefox Relay users can now opt-in to create Relay email masks directly from the Firefox credential manager. You must be signed in with your Firefox Account.
  • Various security fixes.

Install Firefox 111 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

we can install firefox on Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems via 2 methods.

  • Method 1: Via PPA
  • Method 2: Via Source file

Method 1: Via PPA

Step 1: Add the official PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/ppa

Step 2: Install firefox from the PPA

sudo apt install -t "o=LP-PPA-mozillateam" firefox

Create a file under /etc/apt/preferences.d and write the below rules to avoid overriding the PPA with the built-in snap package

# Prefer Firefox package from Mozillateam PPA

Package: firefox*
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-mozillateam
Pin-Priority: 501

Method 2: Via Source file

Step 1: Download Firefox 111 from the firefox FTP site or use the below command

wget https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/111.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-111.0.tar.bz2

Step 2: Extract the Firefox archive and move it to /opt

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Once the download is complete, open your Downloads folder and look for a file named “firefox-111.0.tar.bz2” and extract the contents to /opt

sudo tar -xf firefox-111.0.tar.bz2 -C  /opt/

Step 3: Create a symbolic link to the Firefox binary

Now that we’ve moved the Firefox folder to the /opt/ directory, we need to create a symbolic link to the Firefox binary so that we can run it from the command line.

sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Step 4: Launch Firefox

With the symbolic link in place, you should now be able to launch Firefox from the command line by simply typing “firefox” and pressing Enter.

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Alternatively, you can launch Firefox from the Unity Dash by searching for “Firefox” and clicking on the Firefox icon.

Conclusion

In this article, we’ve shown you how to install Firefox 111 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint step-by-step.

By following these instructions, you should now be able to enjoy the latest version of Firefox on your Linux system.

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