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 the step-by-step installation of the Firefox web browser on CentOS 8.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 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:

  • 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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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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