How To Install Firefox Quantum on CentOS 7

Install Firefox Quantum on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Firefox Quantum on CentOS 7. Mozilla today released Firefox 57 a.k.a Firefox Quantum. According to a Completely overhauled heart along with a revamped layout, Firefox Quantum has been built from the ground up to deliver a quick browsing experience while swallowing a limited amount of resources. Mozilla is calling Quantum the biggest update to the browser since its original release in 2004.

The browser now also comes with a new CSS engine Named Stylo which takes better advantage of today’s devices featuring multi-core Processors to deliver a faster and simpler browsing experience. Firefox Will automatically prioritize busy tabs over inactive ones for better resource management. Mozilla claims that its approach to multiple Processes is exceptional and different from that of Chrome.

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 Quantum web browser on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7 Linux.
  • 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 Quantum on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date.

sudo yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Firefox Quantum on CentOS.

Now we download the latest Firefox from the official website using the following command below:

### 32-Bit ###
wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/57.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-57.0.tar.bz2
### 64-Bit ###
wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/57.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-57.0.tar.bz2

Extract the tar package to the desired directory.

tar xfj firefox-57.0.tar.bz2

Create a symlink for the downloaded executable to /usr/bin/firefox:

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

Now, check the version of already installed Firefox and get the extract location of the binary command:

# firefox -V
Mozilla Firefox 57.0

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Firefox Quantum. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Firefox Quantum web browser on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you 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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