4 Ways to Install Firefox 80 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS

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Firefox or Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla foundation and generally utilized by thousands and thousands of individuals on their daily actions.

This tutorial will be helpful for the beginners to install firefox 80.0 in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19.3, and CentOS 8.1 / 7.x

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Firefox 80 Changelog

  • Firefox can now be set as the default system PDF viewer
  • Various Security fixes.
  • The new add-ons blocklist has been enabled to improve performance and scalability
  • For users with reduced motion settings, we’ve reduced the number of animations such as tab loading to reduce motion for users with migraines and epilepsy.

Install Firefox 80 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Debian / CentOS

Method 1:PPA

The latest version of Firefox will be updated to the repositories, just update the repository and install it using the below command

sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox

Method 2: Via SNAP Store

Step 1: Install the SNAP store on your system

sudo apt install snap

sudo apt install firefox

Method 3: Via Flatpak

Step 1: Install Flatpak on your system by using the Flatpak setup guide

Step 2: Install firefox using Flatpak

flatpak install flathub org.mozilla.firefox

Step 3: Run Firefox

flatpak run org.mozilla.firefox/x86_64/stable

Method 4: Via Source file

Step 1: Download the tar file from the firefox FTP site

Step 2: Extract the downloaded tar file to opt

tar -xf firefox-80.0.tar.bz2 && mv firefox /opt/firefox80

Step 3: Remove the old firefox from there

rm -rf /opt/firefox79

Step 4: Create symbolic links and set Firefox 80 as default

sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefoxold

sudo ln -s /opt/firefox77/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox

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