Install Firefox 15 on Fedora 17/16, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 6.3

Mozilla Firefox 15 is released and this is guide, howto install Firefox 15 on Fedora 17/16/15/14, CentOS 6.3/6.2/6.1/6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.3/6.2/6.1/6 using YUM. Firefox 10 is currently available on CentOS 6.3/5.8 and Red Hat (RHEL)...

Mozilla Firefox 15 is released and this is guide, howto install Firefox 15 on Fedora 17/16/15/14, CentOS 6.3/6.2/6.1/6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.3/6.2/6.1/6 using YUM. Firefox 10 is currently available on CentOS 6.3/5.8 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.3/5.8 own repos, so with this guide you can also install Firefox 10 on CentOS 5.8 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.8.

What’s new in Firefox 15

  • Silent, background updates
  • Support for SPDY networking protocol v3
  • WebGL enhancements, including compressed textures for better performance
  • Optimized memory usage for add-ons
  • Native support for the Opus audio codec added

What’s new in Firefox 10

  • Most add-ons are now compatible with new versions of Firefox by default
  • The forward button is now hidden until you navigate back
  • Anti-Aliasing for WebGL is now implemented
  • CSS3 3D-Transforms are now supported
  • New bdi element for bi-directional text isolation, along with supporting CSS properties
  • Full Screen APIs allow you to build a web application that runs full screen
  • Added IndexedDB APIs to more closely match the specification
  • Inspect tool with content highlighting, includes new CSS Style Inspector

Read full details from Firefox 15 release notes and Firefox 10 release notes.

Install Mozilla Firefox 15/10 on Fedora 17/16/15/14, CentOS 6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.8 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.8

1. Backup your current Firefox 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14 profiles (just in case)

tar -cvzf $HOME/mozilla-firefox-profiles-backup.tar.gz $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/

2. Change root user

su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

3. Install Remi repository

Note: Currently not needed on Fedora 17, Fedora 16, CentOS 5.8 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.8.

Fedora 15/14

## Remi Dependency on Fedora 15 ##
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm 
rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm
 
## Fedora 15 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-15.rpm
 
## Fedora 14 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-14.rpm

CentOS 6 / Red Hat (RHEL) 6

## Remi Dependency on CentOS 6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6 ##
rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-7.noarch.rpm
 
## CentOS 6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm

4. Check Available Firefox versions

Fedora 17/16

yum list firefox

Fedora 15/14, CentOS 6.3 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.3

yum --enablerepo=remi list firefox

CentOS 5.8 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.8

yum list firefox

Note: Firefox 10 available.

5. Update or Install Mozilla Firefox 15/10

Fedora 17/16

yum update firefox
## OR ##
yum install firefox

Fedora 15/14, CentOS 6.3 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.3

yum --enablerepo=remi update firefox
## OR ##
yum --enablerepo=remi install firefox

CentOS 5.8 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.8

yum update firefox
## OR ##
yum install firefox

Note: Firefox 10 available.

6. Start Firefox 15/10

Then start Firefox with using command:

firefox

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