Howto: Update firefox on Linux

Q. My Firefox version is 2.0.0.0 and I’d like to update the same to latest version. How do I upgrade my Firefox on Linux?

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A. You can easily upgrade firefox on Linux.

Please note that installing Firefox 2 will overwrite your existing installation of Firefox. You won’t lose any of your bookmarks or browsing history, but some of your extensions and other add-ons might not work until updates for them are made available.

Update Firefox on Ubuntu / Debian Linux

You can use APT package handling utility i.e. apt-get command. You can also use a GUI package tool called Update Manager:
Just type the following two commands at terminal:
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firefox

You can also use GUI tool: Click on System > Administration > Update Manger > Click on Check button see for updates

Update Firefox on Fedora / Redhat / CentOS Linux

Use yum tool or gui tool for the same purpose:
# yum update
# yum update firefox

Update firefox from official Mozilla site

You can download firefox from official website. Just follow these firefox installation instructions.

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  • JT May 4, 2017 @ 2:37

    I’m just getting back into Linux after not using it for about 15 years and it is now easier then it has ever been. If you want a version of linux that is simple, easy to use, etc… get a smartphone that is not Apple or Microsoft based.

    Most distros are free and the communities that work on them, focus on improving the operating system and the tools. Most do not want to invest piles of time making things easier for those who won’t spend a couple hours figuring out simple problems.

    Microsoft is very good at making many things simple. However, that’s their focus, so you can expect constant security updates in Windows instead of tools being constantly improved.

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