How To Install Firefox 35.0.1 On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. Not long after the release of Firefox 35, Mozilla has released Firefox 35.0.1, which brings a huge list of changes:

  • Fixed: With the Enhanced Steam extension, Firefox could crash
  • Fixed: Fix a potential startup crash
  • Fixed: Kerberos authentication did not work with alias
  • Fixed: SVG / CSS animation had a regression causing rendering issues on websites like openstreemap.org
  • Fixed: On Godaddy webmail, Firefox could crash
  • Fixed: document.baseURI did not get updated to document.location after base tag was removed from DOM for site with a CSP
  • Fixed: With a Right-to-left (RTL) version of Firefox, the text selection could be broken
  • Fixed: CSP had a change in behavior with regard to case sensitivity resources loading
  • New: Firefox Hello with new rooms-based conversations model
  • New: New search UI improved and enabled for more locales
  • New: Access the Firefox Marketplace from the Tools menu and optional toolbar button
  • New: Improved handling of dynamic styling changes to increase responsiveness

For more information about this release, see the changelog for yourselves.

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In this article I will show you how to install Firefox 35.0.1 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Debian Jessie, Debian Wheezy, Fedora 21, Fedora 20, OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3, Mageia 4, OpenMandriva 2014, ROSA Desktop, Arch Linux and Manjaro systems.

Because Firefox 35.0.1 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Firefox 35.0.1 from the Mozilla site, extract the archive, move to /opt and alias the launcher.

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

How to install Firefox 35.0.1 on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/35.0.1/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-35.0.1.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-35.0.1.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox35.0.1
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox35.0.1/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 35.0.1, just open a terminal, type firefox and hit enter.

How to install Firefox 35.0.1 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/35.0.1/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-35.0.1.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-35.0.1.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox35.0.1
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox35.0.1/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 35.0.1, just open a terminal, type firefox and hit enter.

Note: This will replace the version of Firefox you have already on your system with Firefox 35.0.1.

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