Firefox is the default web browser in Ubuntu. It is a lightweight web browser based on Mozilla and offers the following features:
- Tabbed Browsing - open multiple pages within the same window
- Pop-Up Blocking - blocks pop-up advertising windows
Search Bar - perform searches on a large number of sites without extra software
- Standards Support - strongly adheres to web standards
- Look-and-Feel Customisation - supports themes and addons
See also: Firefox Related Pages
Chromium is the open-source version of Chrome. Chromium is available from the Universe repository, as package name chromium-browser. To install it, open the Terminal and enter sudo apt-get install chromium-browser.
Chrome is Google's web browser that is meant to be simple, extensible and fast. As well, you can use extensions like in Firefox.
Please be advised if you have a bug in Chrome, because it is not provided by a supported Ubuntu repository, the Ubuntu project is unable to provide support or a fix. One would have to seek support from Google directly. If you want Ubuntu support you may want to use Chromium.
Konqueror is KDE's advanced file manager, web browser and document viewer. Konqueror is an open source web browser that supports the current web standards.
Opera is a web browser developed by Opera Software.
Please be advised if you have a bug in Opera, because it is not provided by a supported Ubuntu repository, the Ubuntu project is unable to provide support or a fix. One would have to seek support from Opera directly.
Dillo is a lightweight and fast Internet browser. It does not have as many features as some of the other browsers listed here but it is well-suited for older computers that do not have enough speed or memory to run a full-featured browser.
Epiphany is a simple yet powerful web browser developed by the GNOME community. Its principles are simplicity and standards compliance. Simplicity is achieved by a well designed user interface which closely integrates with the GNOME desktop. Standards compliance is achieved on the HTML side by using the WebKit rendering engine; and on the user interface side by closely following the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines (HIG).
Lynx is a character-based web browser that can be run inside a terminal or on the console.
Links is a browser that may be be run in either text mode, or graphical mode.
ELinks is an advanced text-mode browser.
Midori is a fast, lightweight graphical web browser based on WebKit. Often used with the Xfce desktop environment.
Setting Default Browser
In the command line, type sudo update-alternatives --config x-www-browser
A list of installed browsers will be displayed with a different number next to each browser. Type the number corresponding to the browser of your choice.