Mozilla Firefox Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Mozilla Firefox for Linux if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Vivaldi iconVivaldi, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Mozilla Firefox and loads of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Mozilla Firefox are Small Pale Moon iconPale Moon (Free, Open Source), Small Brave iconBrave (Free, Open Source), Small Waterfox iconWaterfox (Free, Open Source) and Small Opera iconOpera (Free).

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 6/25/2020 11:58:00 AM

Alternatives to Mozilla Firefox for Linux with any license

  • Vivaldi

    Vivaldi is extremely customizable, presenting a wide range of settings and built-in features designed to put the user in control. Its Chromium-based engine makes it fast and compatible with most Chrome extensions, and Vivaldi removes the code that tracks users from it.

    • It's very laggy to open some pages, on Linux, it's hard to install and often lacks basic codecs, so videos on youtube looks pixelated! Guest • Nov 2019 • 24 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The side tab function is very efficient. RemovedUserJul 2019 • 19 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A great browser with enough options to keep power users happy for days. Sadly based on Chromium, it is subject to the limitations of that platform, but it also gets their add-on store, so that's great too. s20Jul 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Vivaldi recaptures what made Firefox and Opera pleasure to use in the 2000s and then some. While modern Firefox and Chrome have been in a race to strip away customization and go for a minimal, one-size-fits-all UI, Vivaldi lets you make your browser look and feel as great as you want. It supports Chrome's vast library of extensions as well. Vivaldi is perfect for the power-user out there. JackVegasApr 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Vivaldi's user interface offers a multitude of customizations that can only be duplicated on other browsers by installing add-ons. RogueScholarMay 2020 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Although it is slightly slower than other browsers it more than makes up for it with its very convenient features such as the panel allowing you to open up any added site on the side, ability to search choose between multiple search engines with one button, page actions such as reader view, and the ability to save the page as png of jpeg screenshot. TheHomieSDAug 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Too many settings that makes you feel lost Guest • Jun 2020 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is very fast and easy to understand savuandreea1May 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It's just as customizable (or even more so) but uses Chromium as a base. PaoloGonzalezApr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • As a browser, its efficient, easy to use and customizable. Could still be in beta-phase as there are some bugs and email-client is still missing. Also, no option to have transparent title bar such as Firefox has. twilOct 2019 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Vivaldi is a pretty fast browser, however, it's not a good alternative to Firefox. More than anything Vivaldi is a worse version of Opera Browser. The settings and appearance are good but also limited. 6/10 would recommend. Guest • Jul 2019 • 12 agrees and 17 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Vivaldi is like opera minus vpn One thing i dont like is download tab become hard to read download panel Guest • May 2019 • 1 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Vivaldi is fast, has a native note taking service and sidebar. Chrome extensions work flawlessly. Excellent browser. Guest • Jan 2017 • 17 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast. Great tab management. Very customizable. Faster than Firefox. Great history management. Users should give a try. Guest • Jun 2018 • 3 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Dangerous web browser that allows governments to get all your private info and hands it over to them at all times for any reason, no matter how pointless the reason is. Guest • Apr 2018 • 12 agrees and 15 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not contain options to sync browser settings, bookmarks, extensions, passwords, etc. between devices. Guest • Sep 2018 • 6 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, efficient, and has useful features for productivity. CBagleyNov 2017 • 4 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Best open source browser that uses the Blink rendering engine possumFeb 2018 • 0 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Does not adapt aromatically to the high contrast environment (windows - ease of access) thus is impossible for people with vision problems to work with the browser unless someone customize Vivaldi for them. Guest • Aug 2017 • 1 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Vivaldi is clearly inferior to Firefox. Comes nowhere near the same quality Guest • Oct 2017 • 11 agrees and 15 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Vivaldi is amazing, it just features everything I like in Firefox, with the speed of the webkit engine ! It accepts chrome extensions. The synchronization support should be added soon. It is better than Chrome for sure. If it was open-source, it would be better than Firefox as well. loxaxsApr 2017 • 6 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, customizable, lightweight and is not made by a company that sell ads and spy your online behavior like Google. Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Vivaldi cares about users privacy and user experience while on the web. It doesn't have the bloat that comes with Chrome, and the slowness that comes with Firefox. Guest • Dec 2016 • 1 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Pale Moon

    Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux focusing on efficiency and ease of use.

    • Old looking UI. It needs to be updated. Guest • Jun 2020 • 9 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Pale Moon is fast, secure and open source. It's compatible with old Firefox's extensions and is private. Lightweight and private. The best alternative Guest • Aug 2020 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • When Firefox become more and more bloated Pale Moon is lightweight, offers stability and compatibility with the FF extensions (for now, because WebExtensions). It also works great with a lot of tabs(400 or more). Guest • Mar 2017 • 34 agrees and 15 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has the most similarity to firefox whitout being firefox nightly, which is just firefox but more updated and usually more unstable. It has a mid 2000's site like feel without feeling outdated. It has tons of features, and has some compatibility features with Gecko/Firefox add-ons, which in my opinion makes it a great alternative to firefox. It does not have a blacklist of sites, unlike firefox. Guest • Jan 2020 • 4 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast browser. Simple preferences setup. Clean install with no hidden junk in my registry or secret files like chrome and mozilla-firefox. My backup browser is Waterfox. i run on win7 x64. Guest • Aug 2019 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • less bloatware. not control by big company. Guest • May 2019 • 2 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • So far, Pale Moon gives me features I want that Firefox has disabled and will soon be gone completely in Firefox 57. Firefox 57 will be a Chrome-like boat anchor. Pale Moon is very stable, lightweight and is fast Guest • Apr 2017 • 22 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Pale Moon is very lightweight (low RAM usage), and maintains the look and feel of earlier versions of Firefox. Essentially, this is the Firefox Mozilla should have made. Guest • May 2017 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is faithful to the core principles of Firefox (customization, extendibility, user friendliness...), avoiding the bloating and the questionable decisions taken in the last years by Mozilla. Pale Moon is the browser for those of us that loved Firefox in its golden years. Guest • Jun 2018 • 1 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Pale Moon resembles old Firefox, and maintains support for old extensions, and old features. Guest • Mar 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Pale Moon is very good, all sites are loading almost the same as Firefox, but uses less RAM & CPU, so the system is working faster than with Firefox, and also removed unnecessary functions. Pale Moon add-ons are very useful, especially YouTube Downloader and Adblock Latitude. Configurable very, very nice browser, 10 out of 10 points. Guest • May 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Firefox classic UI and faster than Firefox. It's more user friendly and easier to use. Firefox is too jumbled and complicated. Guest • Apr 2018 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Firefox is no longer just a good browser. Firefox is going to be a Google Chrome clone. It is dropping support for legacy add-ons. Firefox is dropping support for XP and Vista. Pale Moon has committed to retaining support for add-ons, menu's, security and still remains lightweight. Guest • Apr 2017 • 7 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much more stable than the actual firefox. 1 crash per day vs. 1 crash per two weeks on MacOSX Guest • Mar 2016 • 15 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's way faster than Mozilla Firefox Guest • Jun 2017 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Brave

    Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience. *What is Brave Ad Replacement? Brave’s goal is to speed up the web, stop bad ads and pay publishers. One of the ways we plan to accomplish this is with ad replacements. We will also invite users to fund their wallets and to use those funds to pay the publishers of their favorite websites.

    • Not secure at all, based on Chromium as 99% of the browsers. It doesn't get my respect. No differencial, just Chromium + some extensions implemented. Guest • Nov 2019 • 54 agrees and 23 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Feature of different user profiles and earning money from ads - those two I only found at Brave. c4rismooreMay 2020 • 1 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its super fast, private and has Tor implemented. Its reliable and ive never had any problems with it, The_Quantum_AlphaMar 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • I have been using FireFox for years. Recently I have been inundated ads. I noticed that after a recent FireFox update, none of the plugins were operating. I was unable to install updates to the plugins. I decided the try Brave. Elminated all ads, and I didn't need a plugin. Also it is much faster than my FireFox. Guest • May 2019 • 4 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Brave is open-source and privacy focused like Firefox. It uses the open Chromium Engine used also by Chrome and so it is really fast. It has built-in Tor and a good Ad-blocker. Brave intrduced a new way to reward content publishers with privacy-minded ads (you can activate/deactivate this feature when you want). Guest • Jun 2019 • 2 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Currently (March 2017), Brave is not a mature project. It's an open-source privacy-oriented browser and very fast. But you rely on the developers to provide most of the privacy settings, and you can't install extensions. Firefox remains much more customizable via it's about:config menu options. JohnFastmanMar 2017 • 15 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • JohnFastman made a review 2 years ago when Brave was using Muon Browser as a source. Brave now officially supports Chromium extensions because it uses Chromium as a source, so feel free to use Brave as a replacement for Google Chrome and Firefox. Guest • May 2019 • 4 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's really really nice and fast, but is still in very early development and lacking a lot of features Guest • Apr 2017 • 9 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Built-in ad-blocker, free and open-source. Guest • Feb 2018 • 2 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Read my review. Brave is Firefox baby with more privacy and clear interface AkinoJun 2017 • 2 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Waterfox

    Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed. What makes Waterfox so fast? It's built with Intel's C++ compiler. One of the most powerful compilers out there. This enables us to make the fastest possible web browser for all the code changes we make. This potent combination makes for an unparalleled browsing experience.

    • Waterfox is made for x64 (amd64) CPUs, and it also delivers you a fine service concerning privacy, firstly devs removed telemetry and tracking implented recently in Firefox. Secondly it supports old extensions and pocket was removed AkinoJun 2017 • 31 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast, supports the old extensions. Guest • May 2019 • 12 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • clean striped open-source alternative if you seek a browser without any telemetry features Schnatt_AppFeb 2020 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Fast. Support for XUL addons. Interface customisation unrestricted x Guest • Aug 2019 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Please keep it updated quicker vs Firefox. That is my only complaint. Guest • Dec 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • The 64 bit version of this browser is very lightweight. In fact, it can compare with 32 bit version of another browser. khanhlong17112000Oct 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Dated when compared to actual Firefox, some extensions doesn't work properly due to it being based on a old version of Firefox. Guest • Nov 2019 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It depends what you want from a Firefox alternative. Waterfox is essentially identical to Firefox, except that it's a 64-bit, not a 32-bit browser. It's still open source and fully compatible with all options, extensions and everything else. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 20 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Great 64-bit alternative, it's lighting-fast & ditches the telemetry. Guest • Aug 2017 • 9 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is completely compatible with every feature present in Firefox, so you don't lose *anything* when migrating, and win privacy, speed and security. Guest • Oct 2017 • 6 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Uses almost all the original code of firefox but keeps the "undesired" NPAPI that firefox dropped, another words user retains ability to change the browser's UI & behaviour Guest • Nov 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Open source fork of Firefox with a few privacy settings (not not all) changed by default. Guest • May 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • So far this is the BEST replacement I have found for FireFox 57 (which is just a Chrome clone at this point) Guest • Nov 2017 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Waterfox is so far the closest to modern Firefox, but with better privacy, and a commitment to maintain XUL/XPCOM support indefinitely so that I can keep using a modern theme with square tabs, centred bookmarks and of course the add-on bar. birdNov 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The option to accept or dent cookies... Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Opera

    Opera is an innovative browser that focus on implementing new technologies without dropping simplicity and ease of use, speed and security; supporting and contributing to open web standards. It offers a highly customizable start page (Speed Dial) where you can set your top sites and bookmarks and get news content recommendations. On the side bar you have access to "workspaces" to easily switch between groups of tabs, popular services like Whatsapp, Facebook and Telegram, etc.

    • Firefox is focused on privacy and it is open-source. Opera is closed-source and it is owned by a chinese company.. Not so private... Guest • Jun 2019 • 58 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Innovative features, good extension support, stable Guest • May 2017 • 9 agrees and 15 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The snappiest browser I've ever used. Amazing load and boot times compared to Firefox. it is also faster than Chrome and Vivaldi. I tried almost all the alternatives on this page. and Opera was the fastest. MD98SYSep 2017 • 9 agrees and 21 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Opera has so many new features in the new update 42 comes with the new sidebar,new animations and more features and it has a very nice design SecurityCheckerJun 2017 • 2 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Chromium

    Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web. An unofficial portable version of Chromium is available here: Windows binaries are available at:

    • Different from Firefox, it doesn't autoupdate on Windows. You need to basically download a new browser per wiki and install... On Linux, it's more easy to manage updates depending on the distros, on Arch Linux/Debian it's so easy, but hard on Ubuntu/Mint. Guest • Jul 2020 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Chromium doesn't have DRM features and some codecs implemented like Google Chrome, it's open-source but all your data goes to Google when you use Chrome Store to download apps since there is no Chromium store. Also, this browser is hard to install on Windows, you have to compile or download versions that are created by the users daily, so it means you do not have a proper installer like on Linux/BSD. Guest • Jun 2019 • 19 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Chromium is the core of the Chrome browser. It functions well enough as a browser but lacks some of Chrome's features (e.g. built in language translator). Even though Chromium is open source, it still "phones home" to Google, which has privacy implications. There are more private Chromium-based browsers, such as Brave and Iridium. JohnFastmanDec 2016 • 41 agrees and 17 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • By default, it doesn't support DRM because the missing Widevine plugin/codec Guest • Jun 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Chromium is most likely the heart of Google Chrome, Opera and some browsers without fancy features. SiliconeValleySep 2016 • 15 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Chromium is not a ready-for-the-consumer software. It is a open source project that needs to be implemented to make it work. jacksarroccoJul 2016 • 28 agrees and 106 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Google Chrome

    A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Chromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism. Chrome offers fast start-up and web page loading, supports a minimalist user interface, automatically updates in the background, and offers syncing of browser bookmarks, extensions, passwords, and history between multiple computers by your Google account.

    • It doesn't have the same level of privacy and personalization Guest • Mar 2017 • 175 agrees and 19 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Bad add-on/script compatibility, less freedom for modding the browser Guest • Aug 2015 • 143 agrees and 31 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Do not have as many languages and spell checking support as Firefox do. Guest • Dec 2016 • 93 agrees and 19 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It has a very bad performance compared to Firefox on Linux. Guest • Jul 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Not open-source, which is the major reason for using Firefox. Guest • Jan 2018 • 35 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • The purpose of Mozilla is to offer a free, open source browser that protect privacy while Google chrome purpose is to exploit private data to promote Google Ads. Guest • Feb 2018 • 27 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Chrome is just a big crap. Google's spyware. Avoid using it at all costs. Bloated, sending your data to Google, spying on you, slow, this is what you get when using Chrome. Guest • Aug 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Google Chrome just wins performance jsmi6280Jul 2020 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Less customization with add-ons, closed-source code and Google privacy issues. Chrome is what Firefox is trying to be with FF 57 / WebExtensions, but it won't work, just like how corporate Democrats will never be able to win enough Republican voters over to replace their progressive base. Stop trying to be Chrome, Mozilla. Guest • Nov 2017 • 20 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Closed source made by Google. Much less trustworthy than open source, made by the non-profit Mozilla jamiegrayJul 2019 • 7 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • chrome is cool but is not best alternative for firefox voreniJan 2020 • 0 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Completely different way of addons, different way of process handling, independent from Goole, more intuitive to handle, perfect for power users, completely different way to secure addons (provides much less working surface for malware). Guest • Oct 2017 • 16 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Google Chrome is the fastest and most secure browser there is. It also has the largest library of extensions and the most support since it is by far the most widely used browser today. RemovedUserJan 2019 • 3 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Works well in low connection as well AnthonyClancy121Jul 2018 • 2 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • because google chrome is very fast ShojimeguroOct 2017 • 3 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Use less RAM than firefox 57, better at javascript with V8 Guest • Jan 2018 • 12 agrees and 25 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • More reliable in the sense that there are more websites that work better in Chrome than those that work better in Firefox. 914ian914Feb 2018 • 6 agrees and 23 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No ability to select custom colors. Guest • May 2016 • 4 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Firefox addons do not run on Chrome Guest • Nov 2015 • 5 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is fast, stable and more secure than Firefox. It manages the resources better than Firefox. sidboyNov 2016 • 18 agrees and 94 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Firefox Nightly

    Firefox Nightly is the development (alpha) release channel of Mozilla Firefox . Firefox Nightly gets a new version every few hours. It offers access to bleeding edge features of the development branch of Firefox before they make a final release.

    • If you want a more updates and If you are tester, you liked her! Guest • May 2020 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Firefox Developer Edition

    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.

    • If you have issues with Firefox not being fast enough but don't wanna go Chrome try this! Also faster than Chrome. axy_davidJan 2018 • 13 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Falkon

    Falkon, formerly QupZilla, is a QtWebEngine based cross-platform web browser. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. Falkon has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. Above that, it has by default enabled blocking ads with a built-in AdBlock plugin. During the Akademy 2017 Konqueror BoF, the ex-maintainer of https://alternativeto .

    • Brings aut of the box what you need and don't support datastealing apps Guest • Nov 2018 • 3 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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