Mozilla released version 58 of Mozilla Firefox a few days ago. This new version not only improves on the last version but also fixes some bugs and the appearance of Mozilla Firefox. Firefox 57 or also known as Firefox Quantum has turned out to be a success for the Mozilla Foundation, causing many users to return to Firefox as the only browser of the operating system.
Users Debian we have to wait a bit to have Firefox 58 officially although there is a method to obtain it unofficially but working perfectly on Debian 9.
To get Mozilla Firefox 58 or any other future version of Firefox, we have to open the terminal and write the following:
cd /tmp/ wget -L -O firefox.tar.bz2 'https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest-ssl&os=linux64&lang=es-ES'
Now we have to move the downloaded file to the Firefox folder of our Home. For this we write the following:
mv firefox.tar.bz2 $HOME tar xf firefox.tar.bz2
And now we enter the firefox folder and write the following:
<span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span>~/firefox/firefox
This will not only run the latest version of Mozilla Firefox but also will allow us to create shortcuts or add to favorites the latest version of this popular web browser.
At the beginning we said that this method works both for Firefox 58 and for future versions. The process is the same and in case of having and using this method, every time we do it, Debian will ask us if we want to "replace" or "overwrite" the files. For which we have to press the Yes button and when it finishes performing this operation, we will have to have the latest version of Mozilla.
As you can see it is a long process but not very difficult. A process that will allow us to have the latest version of Mozilla Firefox in Debian 9 since the official Mozilla repository as well as the official Debian repository will take time to have this version.