Alternative To: Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer

Web browser based on Firefox
Interface: Graphical (Gtk)
Associated Programs
fonts-mathjax JavaScript display engine for LaTeX and MathML (fonts)
fonts-oflb-asana-math extended smart Unicode Math font
fonts-stix Scientific and Technical Information eXchange fonts
gstreamer1.0-libav libav plugin for GStreamer
gstreamer1.0-plugins-good GStreamer plugins from the good set
libcanberra0 simple abstract interface for playing event sounds
libgnomeui-0 GNOME user interface library - runtime files
libgssapi-krb5-2 MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - krb5 GSS-API Mechanism
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 38.5.0esr-1~deb8u2 38.5.0esr-1~deb8u2
testing 44.0-1 44.0-1
sid 44.0-1 44.0-1

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

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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.