Install Firefox Quantum on Linux

The new major update of the famous free browser was released on November 14, 2017, but it is not yet in repositories.

Published November 18, 2017 by Candy
The latest version is 58.0b5 from November 20, available here:
https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/58.0b5/
For Linux 64 bits, we go in linux-x86_64/ then in en-US/ or en-GB/, so that:
https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/58.0b5/linux-x86_64/en-US/
Thus, we open a bash session, we place ourselves wherever we want, and we enter:
wget https://download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/firefox/releases/58.0b5/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-58.0b5.tar.bz2
to download the file.

This is a compressed file, an archive .tar.bz2. We uncompress it with the tar command:
tar xjvf firefox-58.0b5.tar.bz2
We place the extracted folder (named firefox) in the directory /opt (commercial software directory):
sudo mv firefox /opt
then we create a symbolic link from the executable firefox to the shortcut directory /usr/bin:
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
All that remains is to launch firefox:
firefox
I hope you found this article useful.

Candy




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