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How to Install Firefox 83 on CentOS 8/7 & Fedora 33/32

How to Install Firefox 83 on CentOS 8/7 & Fedora 33/32 

Firefox 83 has been released. The Firefox browser now feels radically new, modern, fast, and powerful, thanks to the release of this update. You will note that the latest Firefox is noticeably faster than older versions.

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Install Firefox 83

This article will walk you through installing Firefox on CentOS, RedHat, and Fedora Linux. We will use  to install Firefox 83 compiled code for Linux systems in this tutorial, which does not include any compilation or anything like that. Everything we have to do now is extracting the archive file and begin using it.

Step 1 – Remove The Existing Version

The Firefox web browser comes pre-installed on several Linux distributions. As a result, any prior update built on your device can be removed. To delete the default installed firefox from rehat-based Linux distributions, run the following command:

					sudo yum remove firefox          #Redhat based systems 
sudo dnf remove firefox          #Fedora 22+ systems

Unlink or rename the existing firefox binary as well (if available). Your current binary location, for example, is /usr/bin/firefox.

					unlink /usr/bin/firefox        ## Or rename file 
mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox_bak

Step 2 – Download the latest version of Firefox for Linux.

Here’s where you can get the most latest version of Firefox. Firefox 83 was the most recent stable version released at the time of this article’s last update. Using one of the commands below, download Firefox source code tailored to your device architecture.

					cd /usr/local
Click here to get the 32-bit version of Firefox.

Extract the archive using the following command after installing the new update of Firefox to your system.

					tar xvjf firefox-83.0.tar.bz2

Step 3 – Install Firefox on your Linux computer

Firefox’s source code has already been pre-compiled, so we do not need to do anything to get it to work on our system. Installing Firefox entails configuring it to run on your system. To make the Firefox binary file accessible from anywhere on the system, simply build a soft link to it in the systems bin directory.

					sudo ln -s /usr/local/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Now, from a Linux terminal, run the following command to start Firefox. To launch Firefox on your machine, you can also use the GUI menu.

					firefox &

Final Thoughts

You learned how to install Firefox on CentOS/RHEL 8/7 and Fedora 33/d32/31/30/29 Linux systems in this tutorial.

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