In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Firefox 36 on CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. For those of you who didn’t know, Firefox is the most commonly used browser by everyone and one of the standard browsers too. It is an open-source browser and it is developed by Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation and available for Multiple Operating systems (ie) Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation Firefox web browser on a Linux server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 14.04 or CentOS 7.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Firefox 36 on CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 14.04
The following are the Minor changes in Firefox 36:
- Added support for pinned tiles on the new tab page can be synced across desktops.
- Added support for the HTTP/2 protocol, which “gives a faster, scalable, responsive web experience.
- Fixed some unexpected logout from Facebook or Google after restarting Firefox.
- Shut-down hangs will now display a crash reporter before exiting the program.
- Various important security fixes.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple. I will show you the step-by-step installation of firefox on centos 7 and ubuntu 14.04.
Step 1. Download the latest Firefox, and use the following command.
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Step 2. Extract the tar package to the desired directory.
tar xvf firefox-88.0.1.tar.bz2
Step 3. Symlink the downloaded executable to
ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
Step 4. Now, check the version of already installed Firefox and get the extract location of the binary command.
# firefox -V Mozilla Firefox 36.0
Note: You can also install Firefox with a package manager called ‘yum’ for Centos/RHEL and ‘
apt-get’ for Ubuntu-based distributions. But, the available version may be a little older.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Mozilla firefox. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing a firefox browser on centos 7 and ubuntu 14.04 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Firefox website.