How to Install Firefox Quantum in Ubuntu

Some time ago Mozilla officially released the latest version of Firefox with many changes including the interface and reportedly lighter than the previous version. Firefox itself is a browser that has been long enough to be the default device for Ubuntu, and indeed more preferred after Google Chrome users.

In addition to visual and speed changes, Firefox also adds language support and improved content for developers as well as improved accessibility changes.

How to Install Latest Firefox on Ubuntu/Linux Mint?

The installation is relatively easy, which in fact only needs to update by performing an upgrade command, then it will be automatically updated automatically including data from the repo installed on the device.
apt upgrade atau apt-get upgrade
In some cases, the update method does not work (not all). The solution is to manually update it by adding a repo from Mozilla.

How to Install Firefox Quantum in Ubuntu
Image Source: The Mozilla Blog

How to Install Firefox on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Installing Firefox on Linux Ubuntu/Linux Mint, can be done by running the command or command below via terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox
After running the command line (supposedly) the Firefox Quantum installation is already successful. Please try running the default browser or Firefox and see the difference with the previous version, is it still the same or have better speed (previous version sometimes stuck/lag when opening browser).

Reasons Why Google Chrome Is More Used From Firefox

Firefox is actually a browser with open-source properties, while Google Chrome is a closed-source browser (some chose Chromium). However, the reason for speed and features is the reason why many Linux users then replace the default browser with Chrome.

Chrome can not be customized like Firefox, but offers better speed and updates. Open-source Firefox is much more customizable and has a larger extension library that appeals to Linux users.

Better Update Firefox Quantum

Quantum Firefox offers 2x faster speed than Firefox 52, it refers to benchmark data. The use of the latest version of CSS, the right multi-process architecture, and more prioritize the system on the active tabs makes Firefox lighter and convenient to use. Visual refresh integration - Photon also feels better in its use in modern operating systems.

With a better update like this, Firefox is likely to be more widely used. Where previously users prefer to use Chrome as the default browser.

What's New in Firefox Quantum?

  • Firefox is getting a major Visual Redesign (Photon project) activated on the Nightly channel and which will ship with Firefox 57 on the release channel.
  • AMD VP9 hardware video decoder support for improved video playback with lower power consumption.
  • Accessibility indicator will now appear in the title bar of the window when Accessibility services are enabled.
  • The browser's autoscroll feature, as well as scrolling by keyboard input and touch-dragging of scrollbars, now use asynchronous scrolling. These scrolling methods are now similar to other input methods like mousewheel, and provide a smoother scrolling experience.
  • Added support for Date/Time input.
  • Allow users to manage the site data.
Have a try on the latest Firefox much better.

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