In this tutorial I will show you how to install Firefox 70.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 LTS, LinuxMint 17, Fedora and CentOS 8.X / 7.
Firefox is the most commonly used browser for everyone and one of the standard browsers. It is an open source browser, developed by Mozilla Corporation and Mozilla Foundation, and can be used on multiple operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Mac OSX. It comes with private mode and powerful plugins
Firefox released its new stable version 70.0 on October 22, 2019
What’s new in Firefox 70.0?
- Social tracking protection can now block cross-site tracking cookies from Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, a standard feature that enhances tracking protection.
- The privacy report shows an overview and details of trackers that Firefox has blocked. It provides consolidated reports from Monitor and Lockwise.
- Firefox Lockwise, our digital identity and password management provides more security
- Lockwise for desktop lets you create, update, and delete your login and password to sync across all devices, including the Lockwise mobile app and Firefox mobile browser.
- Integrated Violation Alert from Firefox Monitor alerts you when logins and passwords saved in online data breaches are compromised.
- Complex password generation to help you create and save strong passwords for your new online account.
- Improved core engine components for better navigation on more sites
- WebRender has been using Firefox for more Windows users and is now available by default on Windows desktops with integrated Intel graphics and a resolution of 1920×1200 or smaller to improve graphics rendering.
- Improvements to the compositor in Firefox for macOS can reduce power consumption, increase page loading speeds by up to 22%, and reduce video resource usage by up to 37%.
- More browser features to help you get the most out of Firefox products and services
- Separate Firefox account menu for easy access to Firefox services such as “Monitor” and “Send”.
- The message panel is accessible from the gift icon in the toolbar, which provides a quick overview of new versions and key features.
- When a website uses your geographic location, an indicator appears in the address bar.
- Various security fixes
- Built-in Firefox pages now follow system dark mode preferences
- Alias topic attribute has been removed, this may affect some topics
- In addition to existing Windows support, passwords can now be imported from Chrome on macOS
- Underlined or underlined text, including links, is now more readable. These lines will now be interrupted instead of crossing the glyph.
- Improved privacy and security metrics
- A new crossed out lock icon will indicate sites sent over insecure HTTP
- The previous green lock icon is now gray
- Extended Validation (EV) indicator has been moved to the identity popup that appears when the lock icon is clicked
So how do I install Firefox 70 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS?
Method 1 (for Debian based systems) via PPA
The best and easiest way is to upgrade Firefox by updating the repository, if you update the PPA it will automatically upgrade to the new version
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Method 2: Via tar file-for all distributions
Step 1: Download the latest version of Firefox 70 from its FTP using wget
For 32-bit systems
For 64-bit systems
Step 2: Extract the tarball
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt
If it exists, delete the old version of Firefox
Sudo rm -rf / opt / firefox69
Sudo MV Firefox / opt / firefox70
Step 4: Create symbolic links for new Firefox by default
Sudo MV / usr / bin / firefox / usr / bin / firefoxold
Sudo ln -s / opt / firefox70 / firefox-bin / usr / bin / firefox