install firefox in linux

How to Install Firefox in Linux?

Firefox is a popular web browser known for its speed, security, and privacy features.

There are two main methods for installing Firefox on Linux:

Using the package manager: This is the most common and recommended method. The package manager for your Linux distribution will automatically download and install the latest version of Firefox for you.

Downloading and installing the official Firefox package: This method is more advanced and is only recommended for experienced users. It involves downloading the Firefox source code and compiling it yourself.

Installing Firefox on Linux using Package Manager


Open a terminal window and use the below command to install firefox in Ubuntu and Debian:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install firefox


To install firefox in CentOS, Fedora and Red Hat, run the following command:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install firefox

Arch Linux/Manjaro:

Open a terminal and run the following command to install Mozilla Firefox in Arch linux and Manjaro:

sudo pacman -S firefox


Open a terminal and run the following command to install Mozilla Firefox in openSUSE:

sudo zypper install firefox

Install Mozilla Firefox in Linux Using the Official Firefox Package

  1. Visit the official Firefox download page to download Firefox on Linux.
  2. Choose your desired version (stable, beta, etc.) and download the appropriate package for your system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).
  3. Open a terminal window and navigate to the download directory (usually Downloads).
  4. Extract the downloaded archive (depending on the file type, use tar -xjf for tar.bz2 files).
  5. Move the extracted folder containing Firefox to a desired location (e.g., /opt/firefox). (Optional)
  6. Create a symbolic link to the Firefox executable: ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox

Note for the manual download method, you might need to adjust file paths and commands depending on your chosen location.

What to Do after Installing Firefox in Linux?

Once Firefox is installed, you can update it to the latest version in Debian/Ubuntu using the following command:

sudo apt upgrade firefox

You can also add the Firefox repository to your system to get the latest updates automatically.

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