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Firefox 24.0 is available for download in OLPC OS 13.2.0; switch to Gnome desktop, start Terminal and paste this:

sudo yum install -y firefox

Then use the menu; Applications -> Internet -> Firefox.

Installing Codecs

On 14.1.0, H.264 support for Firefox can be added with these Terminal commands:

sudo yum localinstall \$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm \$(rpm -E %fedora).noarch.rpm
sudo yum install -y \
  gstreamer1-libav gstreamer1-vaapi gstreamer1-plugins-{good,good-extras,ugly}

Test cases:

Installing Adobe Flash

Firefox on OLPC OS does not include Adobe Flash plugin, and as a result some web sites do not work as designed. To install the plugin see Adobe Flash, in particular the section for Browse.


See Firefox/Obsolete for a Sugarised Firefox for old OLPC OS releases prior to 10.x.

Firefox can also run from within Terminal. Type firefox at the Terminal prompt and press enter.

Security Updates

Since OLPC OS 10.1.3 is based on Fedora 11, and Fedora 11 security updates have ceased, there are no further updates to Firefox. Deployments who need a more recent version of Firefox should replace the one in OLPC OS as their build is constructed.


Firefox was not included from OLPC OS 12.1.0 and later, because the Fedora default browser changed.

Firefox was included in some previous releases of OLPC OS:

  • OLPC OS 11.3.1 included Firefox 3.6.23,
  • OLPC OS 11.2.0 included Firefox 3.6.17,
  • OLPC OS 10.1.1, 10.1.2, and 10.1.3 included Firefox 3.5.9,
  • OLPC OS 10.1.0 included Firefox 3.5.5.