How To Install Firefox 36.0.1 On Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Firefox 36 has been released about two weeks ago, bringing support for HTTP/2 and native support for HTML5 YouTube playback.

Yesterday, Firefox 36.0.1 has been made available for download, bringing only bug-fixes discovered since the 24th of February (when Firefox 36 was released). Among others, it brings fixes for the Hello video chat component, Print preferences will be preserved between print jobs and hostnames that have an underscore character in their name are now accepted.

In this article I will show you how to install Firefox 36.0.1 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, 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 36.0.1 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Firefox 36.0.1 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 36.0.1 on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/36.0.1/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-36.0.1.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-36.0.1.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox36.0.1
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox36.0.1/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 36.0.1, just open a terminal, type firefox and hit enter.

How to install Firefox 36.0.1 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/36.0.1/linux-x86_64/en-US/firefox-36.0.1.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf firefox-36.0.1.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/firefox*
$ sudo mv firefox /opt/firefox36.0.1
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/firefox36.0.1/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

To start Firefox 36.0.1, 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 36.0.1.

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