Firefox 111 Web Browser Is Now Available for Download

Firefox 111 Web Browser Is Now Available for Download

The Mozilla Firefox 111 web browser is now available for download. It was made available before the official launch on March 14th, 2023. Mozilla plans to officially release Firefox 111 and pushes it to OTA (Over-the-Air) updates on March 14th, 2023 but if you want to install it and use it before then you download binaries for 64-bit and 32-bit systems, or the source tarball.

How to install, uninstall and update Firefox on Ubuntu

1. Install, update, and uninstall Firefox via Snap

Run the following command to Install Firefox visa Snap

$ sudo snap install firefox

Run the following command to update Firefox:

$ sudo snap refresh firefox

Run the following command to uninstall Firefox:

$ sudo snap remove firefox

2. Install, update, and uninstall Firefox from the Ubuntu repository

Run the following command to install firefox from the Ubuntu repos.

$ sudo apt install firefox

The same command will also update Firefox if it’s already installed:

$ sudo apt install firefox

or,

$ sudo apt upgrade

Uninstall Firefox

$ sudo apt remove firefox

3. Install, update, and uninstall Firefox from Mozilla PPA repository

First, we need to add the Mozilla signing key to our system:

$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys A6DCF7707EBC211F

Add Mozilla’s PPA repository and update the list of available packages in apt:

$ sudo apt-add-repository "deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa/ubuntu focal main"
$ sudo apt update

Now, install the latest version of Firefox with the following command:

$ sudo apt install firefox

Uninstall Firefox

$ sudo apt remove firefox

4. Install, update, and uninstall Firefox with a direct download

Install Firefox

Use wget to download the latest version of Firefox directly from Mozilla’s website.

$ wget -O ~/FirefoxSetup.tar.bz2 "https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest&os=linux64"

Next, extract the Firefox package to your system’s /opt/ directory:

$ sudo tar xjf ~/FirefoxSetup.tar.bz2 -C /opt/

Now, create an /usr/lib/firefox/firefox executable by creating a new symbolic link from the /opt/firefox directory:

$ sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/lib/firefox/firefox

Update Firefox

Run the following command to update Firefox.

$ wget -O ~/FirefoxSetup.tar.bz2 "https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest&os=linux64"
$ sudo tar xjf ~/FirefoxSetup.tar.bz2 -C /opt/

Uninstall Firefox

$ sudo rm -fr /opt/firefox
$ sudo mv /usr/lib/firefox/firefox_backup /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
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