How to Install Firefox Quantum on Ubuntu

r00t December 31, 2017

Install Firefox Quantum on Ubuntu

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Firefox Quantum on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Mozilla released Firefox Quantum on 14th November, 2017, though it had been in Beta for quite a while but an official release was supplied. Firefox quantum is reported to be the quickest version of Firefox till date. It’s said to be two times faster than Firefox was 6 months past & uses 30 percent less memory than its competitor, Chrome. Less memory usage means quicker page loading & smoother browsing experience for users.

Mozilla Has built the UI & underlying browser, called Servo, Completely from the floor up. All these new improvements will make Firefox Quicker to load and render web pages, and also its user interface ought to be Responsive and quick even under heavy load with countless tabs.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 16.04 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install Firefox Quantum on Ubuntu

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Installing Firefox Quantum.

Ubuntu 17.04-16.04, users will always get the latest version of Firefox via default Ubuntu’s update channel. But the upgrade isn’t yet available and if you are curious to try it, there is an official Mozilla PPA to test the beta version of Firefox Quantum on Ubuntu and its derivatives:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next
sudo apt-get update

Install Firefox Quantum using following command:

sudo apt-get install firefox

That’s it, we can now launch the Firefox Quantum from menu or through terminal with following command:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured Firefox Quantum on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing Firefox Quantum on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system.

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