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.

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

Commands Used:
1) wget http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/firefox/firefox_84.0.2+build1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1_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/

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