This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to download and install Firefox 99 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 99.0 is scheduled to be released on APRIL 5, 2022 but the source file is available for users to download ahead of tomorrow’s official launch.
Firefox 99 Changelog
- You can now toggle Narrate in ReaderMode with the keyboard shortcut “n”.
- GTK overlay scrollbars are now enabled on Nightly and early betas on Linux systems.
- Processes exposed to web content no longer have access to the X Window system (X11).
- Added support for search with or without diacritics in the PDF viewer
- Firefox now supports the Web MIDI API on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
For the complete changelog refer to the release notes
Install Firefox 99 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint
The latest version of Firefox 99.0 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 99 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 Flatpak
- Via SNAP Store
- 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
Step 1: Download the tar file from the firefox FTP site
Step 2: Extract the downloaded tar file to /opt directory
tar -xf firefox-99.0.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move the Firefox folder to the /opt
mv firefox firefox99 && mv firefox99 /opt
Step 4: Create symbolic links and set Firefox 99 as the default
sudo mv /usr/bin/firefox /usr/bin/firefox.old && sudo ln -s /opt/firefox99/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
From this tutorial you have learned how to download and install Firefox 99 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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