firefox

Firefox

Alternative To: Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer

Description
Web browser based on Firefox
Interface: Graphical (Gtk)
Associated Programs
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fonts-oflb-asana-math extended smart Unicode Math font
fonts-stix Scientific and Technical Information eXchange fonts
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
otf-stix transition dummy package.
Available deb Repositories (how-to add a respository)
Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable 24.4.0esr-1~deb7u2 24.4.0esr-1~deb7u2
testing 30.0-2 30.0-2
sid 30.0-2 30.0-2
experimental 31.0~b3-1 31.0~b3-1

Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
lucid 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
precise 11.0+build1-0ubuntu4 11.0+build1-0ubuntu4
raring 20.0+build1-0ubuntu2 20.0+build1-0ubuntu2
saucy 24.0+build1-0ubuntu1 24.0+build1-0ubuntu1
trusty 28.0+build2-0ubuntu2 28.0+build2-0ubuntu2

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.