Updating firefox on ubuntu
The other alternative is to install Mozilla Firefox. For comparison and evaluation purposes I also run several versions of Mozilla Firefox. You will first have to make sure that you meet the System Requirements (GTK and GLib) for the current Firefox version.* An older ESR version: * ----- You may have to update to a more recent Ubuntu version to get the required libraries.This how-to explains how to install Firefox 57 “Quantum” on Linux, with or without replacing an existing Firefox installation.Firefox 57 “Quantum” was released on November 13, 2017. More information on Firefox release dates (including beta, nightly and ESR versions) can be found on the official Rapid Release calendar.This how-to supposes that the downloaded file is saved in the “Downloads” directory located in your home directory. In case you want to learn more on these extensions: tar, bzip2.
By Johannes Eva, December 2010 – November 2017 Read also: How to install Libre Office 5.4 on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian…It may take a few days after the official Firefox release for the update to show on, because the new release has to be tested with each distribution.Download Firefox from the official Mozilla Firefox page: Download alternative versions (beta, developer edition, nightly) from the official channels page: A 64 bit build is also available in the x86_64 directory of Mozilla’s FTP.You could try updating your distro (canonical) version of Firefox but IIRC the version of Ubuntu you appear to be on 8.04 LTS (Lucid) may not offer official upgrades of Firefox (or presumably other software such as Open Office/Libre Office).You could switch to a newer Ubuntu version, possibly 12.04 LTS (precise) . Precise will have a newer version of Firefox and will allow updating of the distro Firefox install.