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Moving to Ubuntu Linux® by Marcel Gagné

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Chapter 10 Surfing the Net with Firefox

When it comes to Web browsers on the desktop, Linux users are faced with an embarrassment of riches with plenty of alternatives to choose from. For those who are looking for a screaming fast browsing experience and can do without the graphics, Linux offers a number of text-based browsers. (I’ll mention these briefly at the end of the chapter.)

In the graphical world where most people spend their browsing time, the hottest and coolest browser of the day is Firefox, and it just happens to be the default browser found in Ubuntu Linux. Before Firefox made its appearance a short while ago, everyone assumed that the browser world belonged to the browser from Redmond, the security-problem-plagued Internet Explorer. ...

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