Iceweasel or Firefox?
Just curious what most other Debian users use to browse the web between those 2. Any reasons you use one over the other?
I used Iceweasel because it was available in the repos for Etch and I try to stick with stock Debian software from the stable repository if possible. It has allowed me to successfully dist-upgrade from Woody thru Etch with no problems.
Iceweasel is available for the 64 bit architecture. From what I could tell, firefox is not.
Iceweasel and Firefox are the same thing.....
There are various things running around the net about why this issue exists---and abundant opinions.
I was just curious what people still used, and if they ahd any reasons behind it :D
Actually my understanding was more along the lines of the copyrighted icons were not freely licensed, and Debians modifications to Firefox code not being run through the mozilla Firefox group.. You can't make unapproved changes and still call it Firefox..
To me they act the same, work the same, use the same extensions, so it's a moot point. I use whichever is readily available..
Iceweasel IS Firefox, so no matter which option you choose you vote for Firefox.
Debian project just did not liked the Firefox trademark/logo and only changed its name, same for Thunderbird and Seamonkey.
Read more here:
Ok--here's my vote:
It seems that Debian is the only distro that has an issue with Firefox. I am used to using Firefox, and it is past annoying to be out distro-hopping and run into the Debian issue--whatever it is. So my vote is that Debian should fix it ---so everyone can worry about something that has a fighting chance of improving my Linux productivity.
well it's not Firefox they didn't like, they are simply following the dfsg. I can't say it's a bad thing for a project to write a contract and stick to it, instead of being wishy washy and changing their views every time they hit a snag, like some politicians :)
Iceweasel with the useragent changed to Firefox, in order to get Google extensions to install. Other than that Iceweasel IS Firefox, I could care less what its called. They both work the same, I know I ran the same version of Mozilla's Firefox and the debian version for 3 yrs not once did I notice anything different in page rendering, speed, crashes, etc.
Generated: Thu Nov 29 2007 15:06:29 GMT-0500 (EST)
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20071115 Firefox/126.96.36.199 (Debian-188.8.131.52-2)
Build ID: 2007111502
Enabled Extensions: 
- Bookmark Duplicate Detector 0.6.3
- ColorfulTabs 2.0.7
- CookieSafe 2.0.6
- Copy URL + 1.3.2
- Flashblock 184.108.40.206
- FlashGot 0.7
- Google Notebook 220.127.116.11
- Google Toolbar for Firefox 3.0.20070525L
- Greasemonkey 0.7.20070607.0
- InfoLister 0.9f.2
- Konquefox 1.3
- Mouse Gestures 1.5.2
- MR Tech Local Install 18.104.22.168
- Nightly Tester Tools 1.3b1
- NoScript 22.214.171.124
- PDF Download 0.9.3.2
- sidux Forums Menu 0.22
- Stylish 0.5.3
- Tabbrowser Preferences 126.96.36.199
- Torbutton 1.0.4
- translator 188.8.131.52
- United States English Dictionary 184.108.40.206
Disabled Extensions: 
- ChatZilla 0.9.79
- Gmail Space 0.5.92
Total Extensions: 24
Installed Themes: 
- Iceweasel (default)
- Mostly Crystal 220.127.116.11
Installed Plugins: (11)
- Adobe Reader 8.0
- DivX Browser Plug-In
- Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible
- Java(TM) Plug-in 1.6.0_03-b05
- MozPlugger 1.8.0 handles QuickTime and Windows Media Player Plugin
- mplayerplug-in 3.45
- OpenOffice.org Plug-in
- QuickTime Plug-in 6.0 / 7
- RealPlayer 9
- Shockwave Flash
- Windows Media Player Plugin
Brian McKenna Weblog » 5 Reasons to Support IceWeasel
GNU Gnuzilla and IceWeasel
Facts about Debian and Mozilla® Firefox®
GNU IceWeasel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Iceweasel and User Agents
Personally I would worry about using a browser or pretty much any package that doesn't get security updates from Debian.
+1 to you
There is nothing to fix. People who don't understand why Debian HAD to take iceweasel shouldn't waste their time with debian.
Please read five times the first point.
I use Iceweasel cause it's free, it's maintained by Debian and it's in the repositories.
Btw, you forget the (c) or (r) next to firefox, it's not legal!
I see in the near future this thread getting at least 4 pages :)
Iceweasel for me - there is no perceivable difference really other than the name. Iceweasel actually seems better than other distros' versions of Firefox. :)
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