How To Install Mozilla Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install Mozilla Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Mozilla Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Firefox is the default web browser in a number of Linux distributions and Ubuntu is one of them. Firefox comes preinstalled in Ubuntu unless you are using Ubuntu minimal version. Some of the outstanding features in this release are the new Firefox Privacy Protection Report and a secure password generation with Lockwise.

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 browser on a Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver server.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A 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 Mozilla Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Step 2. Installing Mozilla Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04.

To install Firefox on Ubuntu OS, run the following command:

sudo snap install firefox

Once installed, We verify the installation and check the version of Mozilla Firefox using the following command:

firefox --version

Step 3. Accessing Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Once successfully installed to your system, now launch the firefox browser by visiting Activities -> type “mozilla firefox” or run the following command in the terminal:

firefox

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Firefox. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Mozilla Firefox browser on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS  (Bionic Beaver) system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Firefox website.

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