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    Mozilla Firefox Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to Mozilla Firefox for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Vivaldi, 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 Brave, Pale Moon, Waterfox and Opera.

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    This page was last updated May 27, 2022
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    1. Vivaldi is extremely customizable, presenting a wide range of settings and built-in features designed to put the user in control.
      Vivaldi vs Mozilla Firefox opinions
      Most users think Vivaldi is a great alternative to Mozilla Firefox.
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      architsastam Vivaldi is simply the next stop for Firefox users, while it is freeware, it is technically closed and open-source. Some of the browser's components are closed while some are open and the source codes are available on Vivaldi's website.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      RemovedUser The side tab function is very efficient.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      Breaker It's not a Mozilla fork and bloated with other stuff.
      Top negative comment  about 2 months ago

      1
      lounes-tb To me, Vivaldi is what Firefox used to be.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      MarkoIndaco Vivaldi is a good browser (always in development) with a unique community. For what concern revenues there's a page for it: https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-business-model/
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      User1639378 Not a real alternative firefox is an opensource standalone browser. vivaldi is based on chromium and only provides a proprietary UI for the chromium core. You cant also disable telemetry in vivaldi due to their business model.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      josephcw Vivaldi is very fast and has unusual features. Unfortunately, it's not open-source, so I can't recommend it over Firefox.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    2. 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.
      Brave vs Mozilla Firefox opinions
      Most users think Brave is a great alternative to Mozilla Firefox.
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      Ola It's great with a browser that is trying to solve the issue with ads on the web AND the issue that publishers needs money to build cool sites.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      enricoce it's faster, more secure, sync what you want through different platforms, safe.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      Breaker It's not a Mozilla fork and there's ads... Oh the ads.
      Top negative comment  about 2 months ago

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      linoslav We don't sell your data... Easily.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      Kedman The best of the best : no ads, very fast, very safe and very free and work with chrome extension
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      Their privacy claims go as far as Facebook saying "we don't sell your data". You are tracked by cryptocurrency companies (Uphold & Brave rewards), they can ask for ID card as well. In the end this is just Chromium with a build-in ponzi scheme; slower and less private too.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      fast, bulit-in support for tor peer to peer sync, etc.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    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!.
      Pale Moon vs Mozilla Firefox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Pale Moon is a great alternative to Mozilla Firefox.
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      pefado7045 Best Good Old Firefox! Pale Moon is the what Firefox should be!
      Top positive comment  3 months ago

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      sanjeetk4 It is really light and fast.
      Top positive comment  10 months ago

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      mcgiwer Cons: * as base is used a very old version of Firefox * bad user experience (interface) * an very old (and probably already unsupported) version of Sync * no support for modern plugins, extensions and themes
      Top negative comment  9 months ago

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      jakeBeefiller Privacy and security focus.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      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
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      Old looking UI. It needs to be updated.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    4. Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed.
      Waterfox vs Mozilla Firefox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Waterfox is a great alternative to Mozilla Firefox.
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      Akino 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
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

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      JohnFastman 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.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      Dated when compared to actual Firefox, some extensions doesn't work properly due to it being based on a old version of Firefox.
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

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      MemeMaster Up until late 2020 I was using Pale Moon as my Firefox alternative of choice, but the fact that none of the Firefox addons are compatible with PaleMoon any longer (even the LEGACY addons that USED to be compatible no longer are) I've since switched to Waterfox and haven't looked back at Pale Moon since. What's the point of being a FireFox fork if none of the extensions (including legacy) that used to be compatible no longer are?
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      retroplayeryt It's like the Chromium, but for Firefox.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Schnatt_App clean striped open-source alternative if you seek a browser without any telemetry features
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Please keep it updated quicker vs Firefox. That is my only complaint.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      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.
      Opera vs Mozilla Firefox opinions
      Some users think Opera is a great alternative to Mozilla Firefox, some don't.
      Speed and low power usage
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      linoslav If we wanted closed source, who knows where's your data now...
      Top negative comment  7 months ago

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      MemeMaster Used to be a decent Browser until the Chinese took it over. Has a very suspect built in "VPN" Might as well just use Chrome.
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      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...
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      MD98SY 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.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      SecurityChecker 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
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Innovative features, good extension support, stable
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    5. 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.
      Chromium vs Mozilla Firefox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Chromium is a great alternative to Mozilla Firefox.
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      ab1 Chromium is ahead of others at the moment.
      Top positive comment  25 days ago

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      JohnFastman 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.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      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.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      By default, it doesn't support DRM because the missing Widevine plugin/codec
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      2
      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.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      SiliconeValley Chromium is most likely the heart of Google Chrome, Opera and some browsers without fancy features.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      Full Webbrowser, Source of Chrome, has html5 / css3 / js / addons / bookmarks / sync, etc. So, why not? It seems there was a Troll on this page...
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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    6. A free web browser developed by Google from the open source Chromium project with a focus on speed and minimalism.
      Google Chrome vs Mozilla Firefox opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Google Chrome is still a legitimate alternative to Mozilla Firefox, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      azvenigorskaya It's just more widespread
      Top positive comment  3 months ago

      0
      Do not have as many languages and spell checking support as Firefox do.
      Top negative comment  over 5 years ago

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      linoslav Not one positive thing to say about know it all.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      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.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      It has a very bad performance compared to Firefox on Linux.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      jsmi6280 Google Chrome just wins performance
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      voreni chrome is cool but is not best alternative for firefox
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    7. Firefox Nightly is the development (alpha) release channel of Mozilla Firefox .
      Firefox Nightly vs Mozilla Firefox opinions
      Most users think Firefox Nightly is a great alternative to Mozilla Firefox.
      If you want a more updates and If you are tester, you liked her!
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      4
      linoslav Seeing what Firefox is becoming... Nope, I don't want updates. Give me Firefox ESR
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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    8. 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.
      Firefox Developer Edition vs Mozilla Firefox opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Firefox Developer Edition is a great alternative to Mozilla Firefox.
      sarpertoksoz offical edition of firefox
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      axy_david If you have issues with Firefox not being fast enough but don't wanna go Chrome try this! Also faster than Chrome.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    9. Rebuilt from the ground up using Chromium, the new Microsoft Edge brings you world-class compatibility and performance, the security and privacy you deserve, and new features designed to bring you the best of the web.
      Microsoft Edge vs Mozilla Firefox opinions
      Some users think Microsoft Edge is a great alternative to Mozilla Firefox, some don't.
      Based on Chromium and privacy friendly too, Firefox has no any advantages than Edge.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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