If you enjoy Firefox and use Ubuntu or Linux Mint, you might be interested in learning how to update/install Firefox on your computer.
In this article, we’ll show you how to install Firefox 113 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’s new in Firefox 113?
- Improves importing of bookmarks from Chrome-based browsers
- Support for several WebRTC features
Install Firefox 113 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
sudo apt update && 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 113 from the Firefox FTP site or use the below command
Step 2: Extract the Firefox archive and move it to /opt
Once the download is complete, open your Downloads folder and look for a file named “firefox-113.0.tar.bz2” and extract the contents to /opt
sudo tar -xf firefox-113.0.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 the Firefox browser
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.
Alternatively, you can launch Firefox from the Unity Dash by searching for “Firefox” and clicking on the Firefox icon.
In this article, we’ve shown you how to install Firefox 113 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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