How To Install Firefox on CentOS 8

Install Firefox on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Firefox on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Firefox is the default web browser in a number of Linux distributions and CentOS is one of them. Firefox comes preinstalled in CentOS unless you are using CentOS minimal version. With the release of this version of the Firefox browser feels completely different, modern, quick, and efficient. You will notice that the new Firefox is blazing fast than previous versions.

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 of the Firefox web browser on CentOS 8.

Install Firefox on CentOS 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo clean all
sudo dnf install epel-release
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Mozilla Firefox on CentOS 8.

  • Download and Install Latest Firefox from the official source:
wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/83.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-83.0.tar.bz2
tar xvjf firefox-83.0.tar.bz2

Next, create a symlink to a newly downloaded /usr/local/firefox/firefox executable:

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

Once done, start Firefox using the following command from the Linux terminal. You may also use the GUI menu to start Firefox on your system:

firefox
  • Install Firefox using Snap:

First, we install snap on the CentOS system using the following command:

sudo dnf install snapd
sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket
sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

Once successfully install snap, now install Firefox, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install firefox

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Firefox. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Mozilla Firefox on CentOS 8 systems. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Firefox website.

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