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  • A web browser (commonly referred to as a browser) is a software application for accessing information on the World Wide Web. Each individual web page, image, video, and resource in general, is identified by a distinct Uniform Resource Locator (URL), enabling browsers to retrieve these resources from a web server and display them on a user's device.

https://screenshots.debian.net/screenshot/firefox-esr https://screenshots.debian.net/screenshot/chromium https://screenshots.debian.net/screenshot/epiphany-browser https://screenshots.debian.net/screenshot/falkon https://screenshots.debian.net/screenshot/midori https://screenshots.debian.net/screenshot/netsurf


There are several web browsers available in Debian, including:

Graphical browsers

  • Firefox - Open-source web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation

  • Chromium - Open source web browser used as a base Google Chrome

  • Konqueror - The default web browser under KDE

  • GNOME Web - (epiphany-browser package) Simple yet powerful GNOME web browser targeted at non-technical users

  • surf - Simple web browser by suckless

  • TorBrowser - Firefox-based Web browser aimed at defending against tracking, surveillance, and censorship.

  • Falkon - (formerly qupzilla) Lightweight web browser based on Chromium

  • midori - Fast, lightweight graphical web browser

  • qutebrowser - Keyboard-driven, vim-like browser based on ?PyQt5

  • luakit - Fast and small web browser extensible by Lua

Console

Web browsers that can be used in a terminal emulator environment.

  • elinks - Advanced text-mode WWW browser

  • links - Web browser running in text mode

  • links2 - Web browser running in both graphics and text mode

  • lynx - Classic text-mode web browser with support for Gopher, HTTP, FTP, WAIS, and NNTP protocols

  • w3m - WWW browsable pager with excellent tables/frames support

Third party browsers

The following web browsers in are not in the Debian repositories, and thus require the use of third party repositories to install them on Debian

Free browsers

Non-Free browsers

Inactive projects

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 

See also

https://debtags.debian.org/search/?wl=&q=tag%3Aweb%3A%3Abrowser - Search for the web::browser debtag

Wiki pages

A list of all wiki pages about web browsers:


CategorySoftware CategoryNetworkApplication CategoryWebBrowser