firefox

Firefox

Alternative To: Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer

Description
implemented-in::ecmascript, interface::x11, network::client, protocol::TODO, protocol::ftp, protocol::gopher, protocol::http, protocol::ipv6, protocol::ssl, role::program, scope::application, suite::mozilla, uitoolkit::gtk, use::browsing, use::downloading, use::viewing, web::browser, works-with-format::TODO, works-with-format::gif, works-with-format::html, works-with-format::jpg, works-with-format::json, works-with-format::oggtheora, works-with-format::oggvorbis, works-with-format::plaintext, works-with-format::png, works-with-format::svg, works-with-format::xml, works-with-format::xml:rss, works-with-format::xml:xslt, works-with::image, works-with::image:raster, works-with::image:vector, works-with::text, x11::application
Interface: Graphical (Gtk)
Associated Programs
libgssapi-krb5-2 MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - krb5 GSS-API Mechanism
libkrb53 transitional package for MIT Kerberos libraries
MozPlugger Plugin allowing external viewers to be launched inside Mozilla
Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable 17.0.10esr-1~deb7u1 iceweasel
testing 24.4.0esr-1 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
sid 24.4.0esr-1 24.4.0esr-1
experimental 28.0-1 28.0-1

Ubuntu 32-bit
lucid 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
precise 11.0+build1-0ubuntu4
quantal 16.0.1+build1-0ubuntu1
raring 20.0+build1-0ubuntu2

GetDeb 32-bit 64-bit
lucid 11.0+build1-0ubuntu4
precise 16.0.1+build1-0ubuntu1
quantal 20.0+build1-0ubuntu2

jBrout 32-bit
binary http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/web/firefox

Opera 32-bit 64-bit

Available rpm Repositories
OpenSUSE 32-bit 64-bit
10.3 NON-OSS 2.9.95-25.1
11.0 2.9.95-25.1

Rating: Good (5 votes)


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Used by millions worldwide,

Used by millions worldwide, one of the most popular open source programs of all time. An excellent and extensible application.

If only it were more stable...

Probably the best browser available on Linux. It's feature rich, and has tons of extensions and plug-in support.
However, my experience is that it locks up ALL the time, at least a couple of times a day.
This has been made a little less frustrating with the newer updates which new save your session so it can be restored when you restart the browser after a crash, but it's still a pain in the butt.
To be fair, I had the same problem when I tried Opera, so it may be a problem with Java plug-ins and such rather than the base browser on its own.

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