How to install Firefox on a Chromebook


Today we are looking at how to install Firefox on a Chromebook.

As seen in the video below, we firstly enable Linux Apps on our system, then we download the Firefox installation package with the first command.  After that, we change the name of the package to firefox.deb (for in case the name of the package change, the commands will still be the same,  and working) and then we install it on our system with the next three commands below.  Enjoy!

If you want to update your application in the future, open a terminal session (like you did to install Firefox), and copy/paste this command into it, sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade

Ps.  the command which we use to download Firefox will be changed every time when there is a new version of Firefox available, but the installation method will stay exactly the same.

Commands Used:
1) wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox_83.0+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.2_amd64.deb
2) sudo apt update
3) sudo dpkg -i firefox.deb
4) sudo apt -f install

Official Site:
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

Update:  In Chrome OS 83 Linux Apps has an option now, not seen in this video as it was recorded before Chrome OS 83, to choose a username for your Linux Apps,  it is completely optional and you can just press on the install option to continue, as seen in the video.  Please send us a comment on YouTube if you need assistance!

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