Install Firefox 71.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 / CentOS / LinuxMint

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Firefox 71.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 LTS, LinuxMint, 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 71.0 on December 3, 2019

What’s new in Firefox 71.0?


  • Firefox now recognizes subdomains and will automatically populate domain login information via Lockwise
  • Users with screen readers can now use Firefox Monitor’s integrated violation alerts
  • Firefox blocks encryption miner notifications
  • By clicking on the address bar protection bar, you can access the running history of blocked trackers in the protection panel
  • Native MP3 decoding on Windows, Linux and macOS


  • Various security fixes


  • Reimplemented the configuration page in HTML (about: config)

So how do I install Firefox 71 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

Tar-xjf firefox-71.0.tar.bz2

Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to opt

If it exists, delete the old version of Firefox

Sudo rm -rf / opt / firefox70

Sudo MV Firefox / opt / firefox71

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