How To Install Firefox 27 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia And OpenMandriva

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Firefox 27 has been released today. Among others it comes with support for Social API, that enables the users to get Facebook and Twitter notifications in browser, while navigating the internet, support for TLS 1.2 (Transport Layer Security) which offers some secure encryption algorithms and supprot for SPDY protocol 3.1, which speeds up the load of the pages.

For more information, see the official release notes.

How To Install Firefox 27 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia And OpenMandriva

In this article I will show you how to install Firefox 27 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

Because Firefox 27 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Firefox 27 from the Mozilla site, extract the archive, move to /opt and symlink the launcher.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Firefox 27 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva:

$ wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/27.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-27.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-27.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -r /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox27
$ sudo ln -s /opt/firefox27/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

How to install Firefox 27 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva:

$ wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/27.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-27.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-27.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -r /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox27
$ sudo ln -s /opt/firefox27/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

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