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Web Browsers

There are several web browsers available in Debian, including the version of Firefox known as Firefox-ESR.

<!> As of 9th of June, 2016 the package Firefox-ESR replaces Iceweasel, and is in Wheezy and Jessie security repositories.

In Debian earlier than Stretch, the iceweasel package is a transitional package for Firefox-ESR as described above. To install it run:

# apt-get install iceweasel

Other options:


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Default Web Browser

Once you have more than one of them installed, you can select the default one system-wide using:

update-alternatives --config x-www-browser 

update-alternatives --config www-browser