I am new on Ubuntu I downloaded the latest version of firefox,but I don't know how do I install it

Thank you

  • My understanding is that FireFox 34 should be available on Ubuntu quite soon, from the repositories. You may be better off waiting for that. Dec 2, 2014 at 14:46

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Press CTRl + ALT + T. then type in the the following

sudo apt-get upgrade firefox

then type Y

At which point Ubuntu will then upgrade Firefox with any hassles.

  • this wont update your firefox to version 34. Canonical have not release that version yet. from them 33 is the latest version
    – Alex Jones
    Dec 2, 2014 at 4:41
  • i tried this method, my firefox is stuck at 33
    – Alex Jones
    Dec 2, 2014 at 4:43

If you already download the firefox, you can follow this step, it is from mozilla it self:

  1. Download Firefox from the Firefox download page to your home directory.
  2. Open a Terminal and go to your home directory: cd ~
  3. Extract the contents of the downloaded file: tar xjf firefox-*.tar.bz2
  4. Close Firefox if it's open.
  5. To start Firefox, run the firefox script in the firefox folder: ~/firefox/firefox

You can find more in here Guide To Install Firefox on Linux from Mozilla

  • This applies two different versions to Firefox. You need to remove the 33 from ubuntu Terminal
    – Virusboy
    Dec 2, 2014 at 4:45

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