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I want to install the 64 bits version of Firefox - Waterfox on Ubuntu 12.04 system. Since the browser is not available in the software center and I was not able to find any examples of installing it I want to know has anyone do this?

Please,provide more installation details since I am Linux user for few weeks only.

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Out of curiosity, why would you want to do this? Does the amd64 Firefox package not provide a 64-bit build of Firefox? –  ændrük Nov 1 '12 at 21:02

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Waterfox is not available for Ubuntu(Linux). To install Waterfox on Ubuntu machine you need Wine package installed.


Wine is a compatibility layer which allows Windows applications to run on Linux by translating Windows system calls into native Linux calls.

Download the Waterfox installer from here and install it using Wine.

or the alternate way is to install Firefox 64 bit. http://www.firefox64bit.com

Download link for Firefox 64bit OS

Installation steps:

cd /tmp
wget 'http://www.firefox64bit.com/firefox.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2'

Extract the file to /opt or ~/firefox directory

sudo tar -jxvf firefox.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2 -C /opt


tar -jxvf firefox.en-US.linux-x86_64.tar.bz2 -C ~/firefox
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