WWW & Internet Browsers Mozilla Firefox for Linux

Mozilla Firefox for Linux Mozilla Firefox for Linux 55.0.3 for Linux

by Mozilla

Avg. Rating 4.3 (1,064 votes)

File Details

File Size 49.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Linux
Date Added
Total Downloads 107,184
Publisher Mozilla
Homepage Mozilla Firefox
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Publisher's Description

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open source Web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite and managed by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is the second most widely used browser.

To display web pages, Firefox uses the Gecko layout engine, which implements most current web standards in addition to several features that are intended to anticipate likely additions to the standards.

Latest Reviews

SineWave

SineWave reviewed v51.0.1 on Jan 29, 2017

I've been using Firefox for many years, first in Windows XP and then in Debian. At some point betas as well as normal releases became too unstable for me to use so I started using ESR versions. Now even ESR versions seem like betas. Something is just not right with Firefox any more. It lags in about everything you do with it, but I'm so dependent on it. Sad. It must be overbloated with trashy code, I don't see any other reason why it is so laggy. And in the mean time I changed three PCs in the last 10 years. The one I have now is far more powerful than the first one. Mozilla, please hire some better coders and/or make a new browser from the ground up. This is going nowhere and I'm considering using alternatives. You've lost so many users in the last 10 years and it is perfectly understandable why. It' a shame though because we do need an open source browser. Good luck! Can't give you more than 3 stars and that is for the effort. Your programmers suck big time.

tontito

tontito reviewed v7.0 Alpha 1 (Nightly Build) on May 27, 2011

Do they really need to different versions for alpha builds?...

Alpha258

Alpha258 reviewed v4.0 on Mar 22, 2011

Use the PPA for Ubuntu if you want to get the latest stable version in your updates.

Open Ubuntu Software Center>> Edit>> Software Sources...

Click Other Software tab and click Add.

Then just paste:

ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

Click close. Open your Update Manager and you can upgrade from 3.6 to version 4.0. Sweet!!

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v4.0 Beta 10 on Jan 25, 2011

If you are 64bit Linux this link will give you a 32 bit version which will run, but none of your plugins will work. For a 64 bit version, check here;

http://nightly.mozilla.org/

Incidentally I'm on FF4 on Ubuntu64 and its literally 60% faster than FF3.6, really really amazing improvement.

roj

roj reviewed v3.6.6 on Jul 9, 2010

**deleted**

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v3.6 RC2 on Jan 18, 2010

4 for incredibly slow UI.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v3.5 Beta 4 on May 1, 2009

Work like hell with JIT default enabled !!!

AlanS2001

AlanS2001 reviewed v3.5 Beta 4 on Apr 29, 2009

Still the best!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.0.4 on Nov 12, 2008

I like much about 3.0.4. It installs over existing versions without breaking anything, so my plug-ins and themes are fine.

However, this specific version under LINUX has some Serious Font Rendering Problems, especially compared to Opera 9.x for Linux.

On the Windows side, this issue does not seem to exist. But under the Linux distrobutions I have tested it with (Kubuntu, Mandrake 2009, openSUSE 11.x and others) the font rendering is very, very poor compared to Opera.

If you have any doubts about the veracity of my claims, please, test it for yourself. It is painfully obvious, and very frustrating.

It is because of that problem in particular that I'm rating Firefox lower on the Linux side than on the Windows side.

If there is some way that they can fix that font problem in the browser engine, I'll bump it up a notch in score. But until then, a 3 is what I think it deserves.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.0.0.17 on Nov 1, 2008

The BEST browser form me !!!
Secure, fast, stable and powerfull with extensions !!!

@ Meth - are you n00b or what ?!
Iceweasel is rebranded Mozilla Firefox by lame Debian proggramers because of DFSG...

Avg. Rating 4.3 (1,064 votes)
Your Rating
SineWave

SineWave reviewed v51.0.1 on Jan 29, 2017

I've been using Firefox for many years, first in Windows XP and then in Debian. At some point betas as well as normal releases became too unstable for me to use so I started using ESR versions. Now even ESR versions seem like betas. Something is just not right with Firefox any more. It lags in about everything you do with it, but I'm so dependent on it. Sad. It must be overbloated with trashy code, I don't see any other reason why it is so laggy. And in the mean time I changed three PCs in the last 10 years. The one I have now is far more powerful than the first one. Mozilla, please hire some better coders and/or make a new browser from the ground up. This is going nowhere and I'm considering using alternatives. You've lost so many users in the last 10 years and it is perfectly understandable why. It' a shame though because we do need an open source browser. Good luck! Can't give you more than 3 stars and that is for the effort. Your programmers suck big time.

tontito

tontito reviewed v7.0 Alpha 1 (Nightly Build) on May 27, 2011

Do they really need to different versions for alpha builds?...

Alpha258

Alpha258 reviewed v4.0 on Mar 22, 2011

Use the PPA for Ubuntu if you want to get the latest stable version in your updates.

Open Ubuntu Software Center>> Edit>> Software Sources...

Click Other Software tab and click Add.

Then just paste:

ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

Click close. Open your Update Manager and you can upgrade from 3.6 to version 4.0. Sweet!!

Aegis69

Aegis69 reviewed v4.0 Beta 10 on Jan 25, 2011

If you are 64bit Linux this link will give you a 32 bit version which will run, but none of your plugins will work. For a 64 bit version, check here;

http://nightly.mozilla.org/

Incidentally I'm on FF4 on Ubuntu64 and its literally 60% faster than FF3.6, really really amazing improvement.

roj

roj reviewed v3.6.6 on Jul 9, 2010

**deleted**

Artem S. Tashkinov

Artem S. Tashkinov reviewed v3.6 RC2 on Jan 18, 2010

4 for incredibly slow UI.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v3.5 Beta 4 on May 1, 2009

Work like hell with JIT default enabled !!!

AlanS2001

AlanS2001 reviewed v3.5 Beta 4 on Apr 29, 2009

Still the best!

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v3.0.4 on Nov 12, 2008

I like much about 3.0.4. It installs over existing versions without breaking anything, so my plug-ins and themes are fine.

However, this specific version under LINUX has some Serious Font Rendering Problems, especially compared to Opera 9.x for Linux.

On the Windows side, this issue does not seem to exist. But under the Linux distrobutions I have tested it with (Kubuntu, Mandrake 2009, openSUSE 11.x and others) the font rendering is very, very poor compared to Opera.

If you have any doubts about the veracity of my claims, please, test it for yourself. It is painfully obvious, and very frustrating.

It is because of that problem in particular that I'm rating Firefox lower on the Linux side than on the Windows side.

If there is some way that they can fix that font problem in the browser engine, I'll bump it up a notch in score. But until then, a 3 is what I think it deserves.

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v2.0.0.17 on Nov 1, 2008

The BEST browser form me !!!
Secure, fast, stable and powerfull with extensions !!!

@ Meth - are you n00b or what ?!
Iceweasel is rebranded Mozilla Firefox by lame Debian proggramers because of DFSG...

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v3.1 Beta 1 on Nov 1, 2008

The BEST browser form me !!!
Secure, fast, stable and powerfull with extensions !!!

Virtual_ManPL

Virtual_ManPL reviewed v3.0.3 on Nov 1, 2008

The BEST browser form me !!!
Secure, fast, stable and powerfull with extensions !!!

osric

osric reviewed v2.0.0.10 on Nov 27, 2007

Excellent!

brusco

brusco reviewed v3.0 Beta 1 on Nov 20, 2007

Slightly worried about all the "We're not going to fix all the bugs before 3.0 final release" (http://www.theinquirer.n...ozilla-fix-firefox-beta) talk recently coming out of the Mozilla Foundation.

But I'll still use it as its the best browser out there.

Dwiebelhaus

Dwiebelhaus reviewed v3.0 Beta 1 on Nov 20, 2007

Absolute perfection.

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