Chapter 26. Surfing the Net

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, which I'll talk about at the end of the chapter.

In the graphical world where most people spend their browsing time, the classic favorite, Netscape Navigator, has been replaced in favor of its powerful cousin Mozilla ( For those who may not be aware of the history or the connection, in 1998, Netscape released its source code under an open source license, and eager developers accepted the challenge. Mozilla was born. ...

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