Install Firefox Browser 85 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / CentOS

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to download and install Mozilla Firefox 85 in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 20.1, and CentOS 8.1 / 7.x.

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

Firefox 85 Started its development in November Mid 2020 and released its stable version 85 on Jan 25, 2021 and it is ahead of its official release date for all supported OS Platforms.

Features of Mozilla Firefox

  • Faster Page loading by using less Computer memory
  • Smart features for intelligent browsing
  • Powerful and new engine for smooth performance

Mozilla Firefox 85 Changelog

  • Adobe Flash Player plugin support dropped
  • Network partitioning
  • Remove all Saved logins with one click
  • Easier to Access & save the bookmarks
  • Various security fixes.

Install Mozilla Firefox 85 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Debian / CentOS

Method 1:PPA ( Applicable for Debian based systems)

The latest version of Mozilla 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

Install the SNAP store on your system and install Mozilla Firefox 85

sudo apt install snap && sudo snap 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-85.0.tar.bz2 && mv firefox /opt/firefox85

Step 3: Remove the old version of firefox from there

rm -rf /opt/firefox84

Step 4: Create symbolic links and set Firefox 85 as default

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

sudo ln -s /opt/firefox85/firefox-bin /usr/bin/firefox

Install firefox browser 85 in ubuntu

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