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Firefox-based Browsers

For when you need to use a browser powered by the same technology behind Mozilla Firefox, but you don’t want to use Firefox itself, this page will come in handy! While Mozilla Firefox is of course an excellent web browser, other browsers you may not immediately think of, such as Tor, Pale Moon, and Waterfox are also powered by Firefox. These browsers (as well as others forked from Firefox) provide different focuses, such as Tor with private browsing, and Pale Moon with support for legacy Firefox extensions.

  1. The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning...
  2. Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed.


  3. Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and customization. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!.
  4. Firefox Developer Edition brings you latest features, fast performance, and the development tools you need to build for the open web. Its powerful development tools will extend your ability to work across multiple platforms from one place.
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    This project is an independent fork of Firefox, with the primary goals of privacy security and user freedom. It is the community run successor to LibreFox
  5. Gnuzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and GNU IceCat is the GNU version of the Mozilla Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software.

    Discontinued

    Hasn't been updated since June 2019.

  6. Firefox Focus is the Mozilla-made browser that considers your privacy first and foremost. By default, it blocks ad-trackers and it helps keep things secure by providing easy ways to clear your browsing history, including passwords and cookies.
  7. This is a privacy oriented and deblobbed web browser based on Mozilla technology. It enables many features upstreamed by the Tor Uplift project using preferences from the arkenfox-user.js project. It is recommended to install 'uBlock Origin'.
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  8. K-Meleon is an extremely fast, customizable, lightweight web browser based on the Gecko layout engine developed by Mozilla which is also used by Firefox.
  9. A privacy-centric web browser, with an elegant UI and a robust built-in ad blocker, all designed with anonymity in mind.
  10. Basilisk is a free and Open Source XUL-based web browser, featuring the well-known Firefox-style interface and operation.

    Discontinued

    From their website: “Important: Development on the Basilisk browser has been suspended as of December 2021. Any genuinely sincere, legitimate and reasonable developer may want to contact me if they are interested in taking over this project.”
    https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=27722

  11. Iceraven Browser is a web browser for Android, based on Mozilla's Fenix version of Mozilla Firefox, GeckoView and Mozilla Android Components.
  12. Abrowser is Trisquel's version of Mozilla's popular web browser with the trademarked logos replaced. Replacing the trademarked logos gets rid of the trademark restriction that forbids selling the software, which would have effectively made it non-free software.
  13. Mypal is a current and maintained Windows XP web browser. Mypal is based on Moonchild Productions' Pale Moon code, which itself was forked from .
  14. Comodo IceDragon is a fast and secure internet browser based on Mozilla Firefox and infused with Comodo security.

    Discontinued

    The latest version of Comodo IceDragon is from a year ago, which is too much for a web browser due to newly discovered vulnerabilities.