4 Ways to Install Firefox 98.0 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint / AlmaLinux & Fedora

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to download and install Firefox 98.0 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 21.10, LinuxMint 20.3, Rocky Linux 8, Almalinux 8, and Fedora 35.

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 in their daily actions.

It is a Cross-platform web browser available for Android, Windows, macOS, iOS, and Linux systems.

Firefox 98.0 is scheduled to be released on March 8, 2022, but the source file is available for users to download ahead of tomorrow’s official launch.

Firefox 98.0 Changelog

  • You can now delete downloaded files directly from the download panel and other download views using the context menu.
  • The use of webRequest used to cause addons to start early during Firefox startup. This has changed to only use webRequest blocking calls. non-blocking calls no longer cause an early startup for addons.
  • The <dialog> HTML element already available on pre-release channels will become available on the release channel in version 98.

For the complete changelog refer to the release notes

Install Firefox 98.0 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

The latest version of Firefox 98.0 will be updated to the repositories, just update the repository and install it using the below command

sudo apt update && sudo apt install firefox

Install Firefox 98.0 on Fedora 35 / Rocky Linux 8 / Alma Linux 8 and Manjaro Linux

Firefox can be installed on RPM-based Linux distributions and Manjaro Linux via 3 methods.

  • Via SNAP Store
  • Via Flatpak
  • Via Source File

Method 1 : Via SNAP Store

Install the Snap package on the system and install the firefox browser using the below command

sudo apt install snapd && sudo snap install firefox

Method 2 : 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

Method 3: Via Source File

This method will be applicable for those who wants to try firefox 98.0 immediately without waiting for the repo updates.

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

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

tar -xf firefox-98.0.tar.bz2

Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to the /opt

mv firefox firefox98 && mv firefox98 /opt

Step 4: Create symbolic links and set Firefox 98 as the default

sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox.old && sudo ln -s /opt/firefox98/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
Install Firefox 98.0 on ubuntu

Conclusion

From this tutorial you have learned how to download and install Firefox 98.0 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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