This tutorial explains how to install and upgrade the Firefox Quantum version and the latest developer version in Ubuntu 17.10 and in Ubuntu 16.04 step by step with practical examples.
Learn how to install, update and upgrade the Firefox web browser in Ubuntu Linux including some basic troubleshooting tips in detail.
To minimize the security risk, Firefox should be kept up to date.
Before we learn how to update the Firefox in Ubuntu, let me answer a common question which I frequently receive from users while I suggest them to update the Firefox.
I have just installed the latest version of Ubuntu, should I also update the Firefox? It installs in system automatically while we install the Ubuntu. Yes, Ubuntu uses the latest version of Firefox while building the latest stable version.
Yes, of course if system security is the top priority, you should also update the Firefox. While installing the latest version of Ubuntu, we usually assume that since it’s the latest version of Ubuntu, it should also contain the latest version of Firefox. But this latest version of Firefox remains the latest while installing Ubuntu may be or may not be true.
I will use first method to update the Firefox in Ubuntu 16.04 and will use second method to update the Firefox in Ubuntu 17.10.