Monday, March 25, 2019

How To Install Firefox Latest Version On Ubuntu Terminal

How To Install Firefox Latest Version On Ubuntu terminal

Firefox is one of the best browsers that is a competitor of Google Chrome. Both browsers have many users. On March 19, 2019, Firefox released version 66. Firefox Quantum version 66 has many updates and several features that can be used by users to facilitate browsing on the internet. To find out what features are added in this version, you can go to this page.

How to install Firefox 66 on Ubuntu 18.04 you can get the software package here with external tar.bz2. But, maybe, some people feel that installing the .tar.bz2 file is complicated (including me).

Some of the blogs that I visited, wrote tutorials about how to install this type of package in various ways. So I was also a little confused choosing a better and easier way.

But in this case, I have a way that is not recommended in updating Firefox. Which is to replace the firefox folder in the usr/lib/firefox directory with the new tar.bz2 package using root mode from the file manager(You have to be careful when opening the file manager in root mode). But, for me this method is easier than having to type a command in the terminal.

For those of you who are confused about how to install the tar.bz2 file, I advise you to go to this site!. Or you can install it via the snapstore (But the package provided, mostly for 64-bit computer architecture) or from the software center if you get this version update.

You can also install Firefox Latest version. This is different from the stable version that was just released, because in this version you will get an update that may still be beta from the developer.

To install the latest version shared by developers, you can follow the instructions below on Ubuntu Terminal !.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
If you use Ubuntu 18.04 or above, the update will automatically run when you have finished adding PPA. Then type the command:
sudo apt install firefox
 When this article was written, I got the Firefox version update 67.0b4.

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