Alternative To: Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer

Web browser based on Firefox - Transitional package
Interface: Graphical (Gtk)
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Debian 32-bit 64-bit
stable 52.6.0esr-1~deb9u1 52.6.0esr-1~deb9u1
testing 52.7.3esr-1 52.7.3esr-1
sid 52.7.3esr-1 52.7.3esr-1

Ubuntu 32-bit 64-bit
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.