In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Firefox 36 on your Linux server. For those of you who didn’t know, Firefox the most commonly used browsers by everyone and one of the standard browsers too.It is an opensource browser and it is developed by Mozilla corporation and Mozilla Foundation and available for Multiple Operating systems (ie) Windows, Linux, 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 through the step by step installation Firefox web browser on a Linux server.
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 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 through the step by step install firefox on centos 7 and ubuntu 14.04.
Step 1. Download the latest Firefox, use the following command.
## For 32-Bit OS ## wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/36.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-36.0.tar.bz2 ## For 64-Bit OS ## wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/36.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-36.0.tar.bz2
Step 2. Extract the tar package to the desired directory.
tar xvf firefox-36.0.tar.bz2
Step 3. Symlink the downloaded executable to /usr/bin/firefox.
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
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.
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.