Install Latest Firefox in 4 easy steps in Linux

by Sasikumar 2014-04-09 17:17:28

Install latest Firefox in 4 easy steps in Linux when yum doesnt work,
Step 1: Download the latest version from
Step 2: Extract the downloaded tar, bzip2 file.
You can extract the file via terminal using following command by moving to the folder where downloaded file is present,
tar xjf firefox-versionno.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the extracted file to opt location using following
Move to opt folder
cd /opt/
Remove the current firefox using the following commment
sudo rm -r /opt/firefox
Move the extracted folder to the opt directory using following command
sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox-versionno
Step 4: Set up symbolic links to access the firefox as follows
“Backup” the old Firefox launcher:
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox-old
Set latest firefox as default browser :
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox-versionno/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

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