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Firefox update(s) for SUSE Linux

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I have Firefox 50.1.0 on openSUSE 13.1 Linux (KDE desktop). This is the last update from openSUSE, but is now deprecated by some websites. I am reluctant to download a recent Firefox version without knowing in advance that it will work under SUSE 13.1. I am familiar with 13.1 and reluctant to update that, merely to run a new version of Firefox, as it will create complications with my multi-boot system, which includes a MSDOS 6 partition for legacy software (it took me ages to get GRUB configured to load that reliably and I'm not sure I could do it again).

Please advise what is the latest version of Firefox that will run under my elderly version of Linux and how to obtain and install it (I am not an expert Linux command line user). I am using Firefox 106.0.3 under Windows 7 to send this to you (multi-boot system), because I could not sign up with 50.1.0.

I have Firefox 50.1.0 on openSUSE 13.1 Linux (KDE desktop). This is the last update from openSUSE, but is now deprecated by some websites. I am reluctant to download a recent Firefox version without knowing in advance that it will work under SUSE 13.1. I am familiar with 13.1 and reluctant to update that, merely to run a new version of Firefox, as it will create complications with my multi-boot system, which includes a MSDOS 6 partition for legacy software (it took me ages to get GRUB configured to load that reliably and I'm not sure I could do it again). Please advise what is the latest version of Firefox that will run under my elderly version of Linux and how to obtain and install it (I am not an expert Linux command line user). I am using Firefox 106.0.3 under Windows 7 to send this to you (multi-boot system), because I could not sign up with 50.1.0.

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On 13.1, what version does this site offer you when downloading? https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

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Many thanks for your response.

I am reluctant to invoke the Download Now button without knowing in advance what it will do -

especially as I have to use FF under Windoze 7 to get that far. However, invoking "Check the system requirements" implies that FF 106.0.4 will be downloaded,

the system requirements for GNU/Linux being:

<quote> Please note that GNU/Linux distributors may provide packages for your distribution which have

different requirements.

   Firefox will not run at all without the following libraries or packages:
       glibc 2.17 or higher
       GTK+ 3.14 or higher
       libstdc++ 4.8.1 or higher
       X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)
   For optimal functionality, we recommend the following libraries or packages:
       DBus 1.0 or higher
       GNOME 2.16 or higher
       libxtst 1.2.3 or higher
       NetworkManager 0.7 or higher
       PulseAudio

</quote>

Does this help you to advise me?

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When you click this link --> https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

You see what's in the screenshot. You download to your folder of choice. Then you unzip it. Go into the folder and look for firefox-bin and double click it. It will not install anything, it will just run the browser. That's it...

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