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Ubuntu Unleashed 2013 Edition: Covering 12.10 and 13.04, Eighth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Getting Started with Firefox

One of the most popular web browsers, and in fact the default web browser in Ubuntu, is Mozilla Firefox (see Figure 3.1). Built on a solid code base that is derived from the Mozilla suite, Firefox offers an open-source and more secure alternative to Internet Explorer for surfing the Internet, regardless of your operating system.

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Figure 3.1. Mozilla Firefox—rediscover the Web. Firefox enables you to add on numerous extensions, further enhancing your experience.

In Ubuntu, you can find Firefox by searching the Dash for firefox.

Beyond the basic program are a wealth of plug-ins and extensions that can increase the capabilities ...

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