4 Ways to Install Firefox 97.0 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint / AlmaLinux & Fedora

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install firefox 97.0 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 21.10, LinuxMint 20.3, Rocky Linux 8, Almalinux 8, and Fedora 35.

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Firefox 97.0 Changelog

  • Firefox 97.0 now supports and displays the new style of scrollbars on Windows 11.

For the complete changelog refer to the release notes

Install Firefox 97.0 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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

Install the Snap package on the system and install firefox

sudo apt install snapd && 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 from Flatpak

flatpak install flathub org.mozilla.firefox

Step 3: Run the firefox using the below command

flatpak run org.mozilla.firefox

Method 4: Via Source File

This method will be applicable for those who wants to try firefox 97.0 immediately without waiting for the repo updates.

This method will be applicable for all distributions (ie) AlmaLinux 8, Rocky Linux 8, Manjaro Linux, Fedora 35, and Debian-based distributions also.

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

Step 2: Extract the downloaded tar file to /opt directory

tar -xf firefox-97.0.tar.bz2

Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to the /opt

mv firefox firefox97 && mv firefox97 /opt

Step 4: Create symbolic links and set Firefox 97 as the default

sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox.old
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox97/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
Install Firefox 97 on ubuntu

Conclusion

From this tutorial you have learned how to download and install Firefox 97.0 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 21.10, LinuxMint 20.3, Rocky Linux 8, Almalinux 8, and Fedora 35.

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