How to Install Firefox 46 in Linux

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Firefox is a free and open source web browser from Mozilla. Firefox 46.0.1 Released for systems and Android on May 3, 2016 with various bug fixes major issue related to add-on memory leaks.
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What’s new and What’s fixed

  • Better security of the JavaScript Just In Time (JIT) Compiler.
  • GTK3 integration in GNU/Linux only.
  • Various important security fixes.
  • This article will help you to install Firefox 46 on Linux systems.

    Remove Existing Firefox

    First remove any existing version of Firefox from your system using following command.

    On CentOS/RHEL
    # yum remove firefox
    On Ubuntu/Debain
    # sudo apt-get remove firefox

    Downloading Latest Firefox

    Download the latest Firefox archive using one of following commands.
    For 32 Bit Systems

    # cd /opt
    # wget

    For 64 Bit Systems

    # cd /opt
    # wget

    Extract Archive

    After downloading latest version of Firefox archive on your system, let’s extract is using following command.

    # bunzip2 firefox-46.0.1.tar.bz2
    # tar xvf firefox-46.0.1.tar

    Configure Firefox

    After extracting the archive use the following command to configure firefox.

    # sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

    Now start Firefox using following command from Linux terminal. You may also use GUI menu to start Firefox on your system.

    # firefox &


    Enjoy it!

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