Firefox 111 Web Browser Is Now Available for Download

Last Updated on March 13, 2023 by itsubuntu

Firefox 111 Web Browser Is Now Available for Download

The Mozilla Firefox 111 web browser is now available for download. It was made available before the official launch on March 14th, 2023. Mozilla plans to officially release Firefox 111 and pushes it to OTA (Over-the-Air) updates on March 14th, 2023 but if you want to install it and use it before then you download binaries for 64-bit and 32-bit systems, or the source tarball.

How to install, uninstall and update Firefox on Ubuntu

1. Install, update, and uninstall Firefox via Snap

Run the following command to Install Firefox visa Snap

$ sudo snap install firefox

Run the following command to update Firefox:

$ sudo snap refresh firefox

Run the following command to uninstall Firefox:

$ sudo snap remove firefox

2. Install, update, and uninstall Firefox from the Ubuntu repository

Run the following command to install firefox from the Ubuntu repos.

$ sudo apt install firefox

The same command will also update Firefox if it’s already installed:

$ sudo apt install firefox


$ sudo apt upgrade

Uninstall Firefox

$ sudo apt remove firefox

3. Install, update, and uninstall Firefox from Mozilla PPA repository

First, we need to add the Mozilla signing key to our system:

$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys A6DCF7707EBC211F

Add Mozilla’s PPA repository and update the list of available packages in apt:

$ sudo apt-add-repository "deb focal main"
$ sudo apt update

Now, install the latest version of Firefox with the following command:

$ sudo apt install firefox

Uninstall Firefox

$ sudo apt remove firefox

4. Install, update, and uninstall Firefox with a direct download

Install Firefox

Use wget to download the latest version of Firefox directly from Mozilla’s website.

$ wget -O ~/FirefoxSetup.tar.bz2 ""

Next, extract the Firefox package to your system’s /opt/ directory:

$ sudo tar xjf ~/FirefoxSetup.tar.bz2 -C /opt/

Now, create an /usr/lib/firefox/firefox executable by creating a new symbolic link from the /opt/firefox directory:

$ sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/lib/firefox/firefox

Update Firefox

Run the following command to update Firefox.

$ wget -O ~/FirefoxSetup.tar.bz2 ""
$ sudo tar xjf ~/FirefoxSetup.tar.bz2 -C /opt/

Uninstall Firefox

$ sudo rm -fr /opt/firefox
$ sudo mv /usr/lib/firefox/firefox_backup /usr/lib/firefox/firefox

KDE Plasma 5.27 Available to Install in (K)Ubuntu via PPA

The latest KDE Plasma Desktop 5.27 was released 2 weeks ago. (K)Ubuntu 22.10 based systems can now get it via KUbuntu Backport PPA.

And, KUbuntu 23.04 will ship with Plasma 5.27 by default. For (K)Ubuntu 22.04 LTS the package is still in experimental PPA for testing, it should be made into the backport extra PPA later.

Plasma 5.27 features a new tiling system to automatically resize and place app windows side by side in screen. User can enable it in “System Settings > Workspace Behavior > Desktop Effects“. Then use Shift + Drag to tile windows, and use Windows Logo key + T to configure the layout. See more about KDE Plasma 5.27.

New window tiling systm

1. Add the PPA

The new packages are made into KUbuntu Backports PPA for (K)Ubuntu 22.10.

First, search for and open terminal (Koncole) from start menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports

Type user password when it asks while no asterisk feedback,and hit Enter to continue.

2. Update package cache

Adding PPA should automatically refresh the package cache now. But in case you’re trying this in a Ubuntu based system that does not do the update, run command in terminal to manually refresh cache:

sudo apt update

3. Install KDE Plasma 5.27

Finally, KUbuntu 22.10 user or Ubuntu Studio 22.10 (not tested) can upgrade to Plasma desktop 5.27 by running command below in terminal (koncole):

sudo apt full-upgrade

Non-KDE user may also install the desktop environment by running command:

sudo apt install kubuntu-desktop

However it’s better to write down all the packages it’s going to install, so you can uninstall them to restore your system easily.

After installation, restart your computer and verify by going to System Settings -> About this System.

System76’s AMD Powered Pangolin Linux Laptop Is Now Available For Order

Last Updated on February 10, 2023 by itsubuntu

System76’s AMD-Powered Pangolin Linux Laptop Is Now Available For Order

It is official now as you can order System76’s All-New AMD-Powered Pangolin Linux Laptop. Powered by AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor, It features a 15.6-inch 144Hz Full HD 1920×1080 display with a matte finish. According to the company, the processor includes 12 integrated Radeon graphics cores and a 144Hz display that helps to deliver high-quality visuals with high frames per second.

System76’s All-New AMD-Powered Pangolin Linux Laptop Is Now Available For Order

System 76 Pangolin Laptop Full Specs [2023]

  1. Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800U: 2.7 up to 4.7 GHz – 8 Cores – 16 Threads
  2. Dimensions: 14.59″ × 9.76″ × 0.71″ (37.06 × 24.79 × 1.80 cm)
  3. Display: 15.6″ 1920×1080 FHD, Matte Finish, 144 Hz
  4. Graphics: AMD Radeon™ 680M
  5. Memory: 32 GB LPDDR5 @ 6400 MHz
  6. Storage: 2 x M.2 SSD(PCIe NVMe). Up to 16TB total.
  7. Expansion: 3 × USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, SD Card Reader
  8. Input: Multitouch Clickpad, Single-Color Backlit US QWERTY Keyboard
  9. Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
  10. Video Ports: HDMI 2.0, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C w/ DisplayPort
  11. AudioStereo: dual-driver full-range speakers, 1× Headphone/Microphone Combo
  12. Camera: 1.0MP 720p HD Webcam
  13. Security: Kensington® Lock, Hardware Camera Kill Switch
  14. Battery: Li-Ion – 70 Wh
  15. Charger: 65 W, AC-in 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz
  16. Weight: 3.95 lbs (1.79kg)Modelpang12

If you want to order this laptop then you can order it right now from System76’s online store. Price starts from $1,299 USD


Kernel 6.1 (6.1.6) Available to Install in Ubuntu 22.04 via Mainline PPA

For those who want to try out the latest Linux Kernel 6.1.x, the Mainline Kernel PPA finally works again.

Ubuntu developer team maintains the Mainline Kernel PPA with latest Kernel packages. It however failed to build for all the Kernel releases since v6.0.10.

After more than a month until the release of Kernel 6.1.4, the maintainers finally fixed the issue and built the kernel packages correctly for Ubuntu 22.04 +.

How to Install Kernel 6.1.x in Ubuntu 22.04

NOTE: Mainline Kernels are built for testing purpose! They are not supported and are not appropriate for production use. Use them at your own risk

Unlike normal Ubuntu PPAs, there’s no need to add the Mainline PPA into system repository. Just download the .deb packages from the repository page and install them.

1. At the moment of writing, the latest version is Kernel 6.1.6, available to download at the link below. For other versions, go to this page.

For modern 64-bit computer/laptop, select download the top 4 amd64/build packages. For arm64 devices, download the 3 of next 6 packages (either with or without 64k). There are as well the packages for armhf, ppc64el, and s390x available to download.

Or, user can run commands below one by one in terminal to download the packages (64-bit only):

wget -c

wget -c

wget -c

wget -c

2. After downloading the packages, install them via apt command.

If you downloaded the packages via web browser link, you may first open the Downloads folder in file manager. Then, right-click on blank area and select “Open in Terminal” first to open that folder as working directory in terminal.

Finally, run command to install all .deb packages in the folder:

sudo apt install ./*.deb

3. When done, restart your machine and verify your kernel via command:

uname -a

NOTE: Mainline Kernels are not signed. You may need to disable Secure Boot in BIOS to make it work.

Uninstall Kernel 6.1.x

For any reason, you can easily remove the Kernel by doing following steps.

1. Firstly, reboot and select the old Kernel in boot menu under “Advanced Options for Ubuntu”.

2. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), and run command to remove Kernel you just installed (change version number accordingly):

sudo apt remove --autoremove linux-modules-6.1.6-060106-generic linux-headers-6.1.6-060106

Tip: you may type linux-modules-6 and hit Tab key to auto-complete the package name. Also type linux-headers-6 and hit Tab for the second.

Mozilla Firefox 107 Available to Install via Ubuntu PPA

A new monthly release of Firefox web browser to be released soon! Users of Mozilla team PPA should already received the updates.

Though it’s not officially announced at the moment of writing, user can however check what’s new in the release via the Github Releases page.

And, here are the changes in Firefox 107 according to it:

  • Improved the performance of the instance when Microsoft’s IME and Defender retrieve the URL of a focused document in Windows 11 version 22H2.
  • Power profiling visualizing performance data recorded from web browsers is now also supported on Linux and Mac with Intel CPUs, in addition to Windows 11 and Apple Silicon.
  • A couple of helpful improvements in Firefox DevTools making it easier to debug WebExtensions:
    • New webext argument to automatically open DevTools.
    • Simple to inspect popup windows (implemented by WebExtension) using DevTools.
    • Reload button in the DevTools toolbox to see the changes you made in source code.
  • Various bug fixes and new policies implemented.

How to Install Firefox 107 in Ubuntu:

The best way to install the new Firefox release package is just wait! Wait until Ubuntu developer team build the package and publish into official system repository. So, just keep your system up-to-date, you’ll get Firefox 107 in next few days!

For Ubuntu 22.04 and Ubuntu 22.10 users who prefer the classic .deb package, the 107 release is already available in the Mozillateam PPA. Simply open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, and run commands below one by one:

NOTE: This PPA now supports all current Ubuntu releases, meaning Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 are also supported.

  • 1. Add the Mozillateam PPA by running command:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/ppa
  • 2. Check updates for old Ubuntu releases:
    sudo apt update
  • 3. Finally, install Firefox from the PPA via command:
    sudo apt install -t "o=LP-PPA-mozillateam" firefox

IMPORTANT: to avoid Ubuntu 22.04+ to override the PPA package with system built-in Snap package, you have to create a config file under ‘/etc/apt/preferences.d’, and write following rules (See this guide for details):

# Prefer Firefox package from Mozillateam PPA

Package: firefox*
Pin: release o=LP-PPA-mozillateam
Pin-Priority: 501

Salt Security API Protection Platform Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Salt Security, the API security company, has announced that it has achieved Microsoft Azure IP Co-sell Ready status, which means that the Salt Security API Protection Platform can be sold and marketed by Microsoft sellers globally. By earning this status, Salt said it can provide its customers with a more streamlined deployment and management process for taking advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform. In addition, the Salt Security API Protection Platform will gain greater visibility both within the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and among Microsoft sales teams and partners worldwide. 


According to the Q3 2022 State of API Security Report, malicious API traffic grew 117% over the past year, now accounting for 2.1% of all API traffic. Customers tap the Salt platform to discover their APIs, protect them during runtime, and improve their API security posture. The Salt Security API Protection Platform correlates user behaviour over time to pinpoint and stop attackers, using its rich context about all API usage to identify the reconnaissance activities of bad actors. The platform consolidates all pertinent information into a single attacker timeline generating a single alert, which allows incident response teams to quickly take action.


“Salt empowers organisations to drive digital transformation and business innovation initiatives with the confidence that their critical data and services are protected with the industry-leading API security platform,” said Gilad Barzilay, head of business development at Salt Security. “Microsoft Azure IP Co-sell Ready status further validates our integration with the Azure cloud platform and strengthens our commitment to our joint customers.”


The Microsoft IP Co-Sell Program enables Microsoft and partners to provide comprehensive solutions in a collaborative selling model to drive joint sales, revenue, and mutual customer success. 


“Through Microsoft Azure Marketplace, customers around the world can easily find, buy, and deploy partner solutions they can trust, all certified and optimised to run on Azure,” said Jake Zborowski, general manager, Microsoft Azure Platform at Microsoft Corp. “We’re happy to welcome Salt Security to the growing Azure Marketplace ecosystem.”


Salt Security applies cloud-scale big data, with the industry’s most time-tested AI and ML algorithms, to provide the insights needed for API security. Through its patented API Context Engine (ACE) architecture, the platform can identify the early indicators of an attack, stop attackers from advancing, and turn attackers into penetration testers, leading to valuable feedback for development teams to eliminate API vulnerabilities.

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NVIDIA Driver 520 available to install in Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04 | 18.04

NVIDIA 520, the latest feature release of NVIDIA driver for Linux, is available to install in all current Ubuntu LTS releases.

So far, it’s NVIDIA 520.56.06 released few weeks ago with following new features:

  • Implement over-the-air (OTA )updates in the Proton and Wine NVIDIA NGX build, though needs to set “PROTON_ENABLE_NGX_UPDATER” to 1 to enable it.
  • Following extensions no longer depend on nvidia-uvm.ko at runtime:
    • VK_KHR_acceleration_structure
    • VK_KHR_deferred_host_operations
    • VK_KHR_ray_query
    • VK_KHR_ray_tracing_pipeline
    • VK_NV_cuda_kernel_launch
    • VK_NV_ray_tracing
    • VK_NV_ray_tracing_motion_blur
    • VK_NVX_binary_import
    • VK_NVX_image_view_handle
  • Fixed blank screens and hangs when starting an X server on RTX 30 series GPUs boot with HDMI.
  • Fixed a bug where Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered would sometimes crash with Xid 13 errors on Turing and later

How to Install NVIDIA 520 in Ubuntu

NOTE: Though it’s tested and works good in my case, it might still breaks your system (usually boot into blank screen) due to various reasons (e.g., upstream bug or corrupt installation)! So don’t do it in production machine!

The driver package is available now for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 22.04. For Ubuntu 22.10 user, it’s so far in pre-released repository, though should be published soon in next few days.

1. First, it’s HIGHLY recommended to update system by launching ‘Software Updater‘ and install all available updates! And, restart your system if it asks.

2. Second, search for and open ‘Additional Drivers‘ from Activities overview screen.

3. When it opens, choose “nvidia-driver-520” from the list, and click ‘Apply Changes’ button to install the driver.

In case you don’t see the 520 driver in the list, navigate to the first ‘Ubuntu Software’ tab, and make sure the 4 repositories (main, universe, restricted, multiverse) are enabled. Finally, close and Reload, and re-open the utility.

After installation, the ‘Additional Drivers‘ utility should prompt to restart your computer to apply change.


After restarting computer, open ‘Settings‘ and navigate to ‘About‘ page to verify if your NVIDIA graphics card is in use.

And, search for and open ‘NVIDIA Settings‘ utility to for driver version, GPU switching, and other settings.

Due to bug, you can’t switch to Intel (Power Saving Mode) with the tool, you can however install an extension to do the job via system status menu option.

Install ‘Prime indicator’ for switching GPU

For Ubuntu 22.04, search for and install ‘Extension Manager‘ from Ubuntu Software app. Then, use the tool to search and install ‘Prime Inidcator’.

For Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 18.04, first open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install the agent package:

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

Then visit the extension web page and use the ON/OFF switch to install it:

In case you don’t see the ON/OFF switch, follow the link in that page to install browser extension and refresh.

After installing the extension, go to top-right system status menu to switch between Intel, NVIDIA, and hybrid mode.

IMPORTANT: The Extension will automatically log out once your select another GPU mode and confirm with password!!! Save your works before doing change.

Armis Now Available in AWS Marketplace

London – October 25, 2022 – Armis, the leading asset visibility and security company, today announced its availability in AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The immediate general availability extends the reach of Armis to AWS Marketplace customers in need of the company’s cybersecurity solution.

According to a Forrester Total Economic Impact™ study, AWS Marketplace offers organisations three main benefits:

  • An improved vendor onboarding process, resulting in a 75% reduction in onboarding efforts for new vendors
  • Reduced time processing invoices, leading to a 66% reduction in time spent due to procurement efficiencies
  • Increased licensing flexibility, leading to a 10% reduction in licensing costs

“Traditional purchasing practices are preferred by some organisations, but others want to streamline their experience through a familiar and trusted marketplace,” said Ed Barry, VP of Strategic Alliances at Armis. “This is a massive opportunity for customers who prefer to transact in AWS Marketplace, as we are helping them to be more efficient, streamline contract negotiation and procurement, and enabling them to fully utilise their budgets. We’re excited to share this news and the benefits it delivers to our customers, and we are proud to list in AWS Marketplace.”

The Armis Asset Intelligence Platform provides unified asset visibility and security across all asset types, including information technology (IT), internet of things (IoT), operational technology (OT), internet of medical things (IoMT), cloud, and cellular-IoT — both managed and unmanaged. Delivered as an agentless software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, Armis seamlessly integrates with existing IT and security stacks to quickly deliver the contextual intelligence needed for improving an organisation’s security posture, without disrupting current operations or workflows. Armis helps customers protect against unseen operational and cyber risks, increase efficiencies, optimize the use of resources, and safely innovate with new technologies to grow their business.

“Armis has been a great partner in achieving our security and risk mitigation strategy,” said Mike Towers, Chief Digital Trust Officer, Takeda Pharmaceuticals. “Armis has given us visibility, monitoring, alerting, and protection of our vast manufacturing and supply chain network. We discovered and are now securing tens of thousands of networked IoT devices across a vast array of plants, spanning various treatment modalities – small molecule, biologics, gene, and cell therapy – in over 25 countries. In partnership with our global manufacturing leadership, Armis is a critical component to ensure supply continuity and in achieving our critical mission of getting medicines and treatments to patients.”

To learn more and purchase Armis in AWS Marketplace, please visit:

About Armis

Armis, the leading asset visibility and security company, provides the industry’s first unified asset intelligence platform designed to address the new extended attack surface that connected assets create. Fortune 100 companies trust our real-time and continuous protection to see with full context all managed, unmanaged assets across IT, cloud, IoT devices, medical devices (IoMT), operational technology (OT), industrial control systems (ICS), and 5G. Armis provides passive cyber asset management, risk management, and automated enforcement. Armis is a privately held company and headquartered in California.

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EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 9 is now available for download. EuroLinux Desktop, a new player in the Linux universe is developed by the Polish Open Source solutions manufacturer company called EuroLinux.

EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop is targeted at regular users while EuroLinux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution developed in 2013.
According to the company, EuroLinux Desktop is designed for people and organizations which use Windows® or macOS® on a daily basis and are looking for a stable system with many years of technical support as well as a similar aesthetic to Microsoft® and Apple®.

EuroLinux Desktop uses GNOME as a default environment. EuroLinux Desktop supports many media file formats (mp3, mpg, wma, ts, opus, ogg, mp4, flac, aiff, acc, ac3, avi), as well as open codecs used in popular mkv video files (Matroska). Each of these formats can be run in the default Totem/Video system player.

If you want to try this new Linux distro, then you can download the ISO from the following link.

EuroLinux Desktop ISO Download.

LibreOffice 7.4 Finally Available to Install via PPA in Ubuntu 22.04

For those prefer native .deb packages, LibreOffice 7.4 is finally available to install via LibreOffice Fresh PPA.

Major release packages always take longer time to be published into PPA. And it’s been almost one month for this new 7.4 release.

Features of LibreOffice 7.4 include:

  • WebP image format support
  • New remote grammar checker: LanguageTool API
  • EMZ/WMZ files support.
  • Writer supports clearing breaks from Word.
  • sparklines support for Calc.

Install LibreOffice 7.4 via PPA:

The office suite offers official Flatpak, Snap, and Deb packages for downloading in its website. However, all of them will install another copy, which causes duplicated shortcut icons in Ubuntu.

For all current Ubuntu releases (Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04) and their based systems, the LibreOffice PPA is highly recommended. Since the PPA is maintained by Ubuntu community members, and it will upgrade the system built office packages instead of installing another ones.

1. Add the PPA

Firstly, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. Upgrade LibreOffice

After adding the PPA, search for and launch “Software Updater” from Activities overview. Or, open ‘Update Manager’ (and refresh) depends on your system.

There you should see LibreOffice packages available to update. Just click install and wait until done.

For choice, you may run the command below in terminal to install or update to Libreoffice 7.4:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install libreoffice

How to Restore:

For any issue, you may restore the packages to stock version in system repository. To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal, and run command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:libreoffice/ppa

This command will first install ppa-purge tool, and use it to purge the PPA which also downgrade all installed packages from that repository.