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There are many web browsers for Debian, including a rebranded Firefox called [[Iceweasel]]. To install it, run <!> 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 [[DebianPkg:iceweasel]] package is a transitional package for Firefox-ESR as described above. To install it run:
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apt-get install iceweasel # apt-get install iceweasel
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 * [[Iceweasel]] (rebranded Firefox)  * DebianPkg:firefox-esr - Extended support release of Firefox with Debian patches
 * [[Iceweasel]] (transitional package for Firefox-ESR)

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Web Browsers

<!> 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 
  • and

update-alternatives --config www-browser