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1. Firefox and Iceweasel are the same thing; yes, really.
2. You can install Knoppix, but the designer doesn't recommend it: it's not intended for that, and there is no software repository that's fully compatible with it. You can, however, transfer it to a USB stick. That will give you a faster boot and allow you to add new software if necessary. Get an up-to-date version, though.
3. If you want something to install, then related distros (also based on Debian) are Mint, Mepis, and SolydXK.
Download the tar ball (.tar.bz2) extract it, then navigated to the newly created folder and double click on the icon that says firefox
By the way if you are in a live session you will have to do that each time you boot from the CD
While I haven't done this in a minute (actually five or more years ), one can create a persistent store on a UFD or on one's hdrive, install Firefox (or anything else for that matter) from a .DEB instead of a tarball, and use Knoppix pretty much like any other hdrive-installed distro. I used to do this a long time ago (Pre 6.x days) when Knoppix was the only serious distro w/ NTFS3g support...
Installing software while using a Live CD may be appropriate in some circumstances but, as indicated above a Live CD isn't meant to be used that way as it is a read only filesystem. Every time you reboot, you will need to reinstall. The Knoppix site does not recommend installing to a hard drive unless you are a 'Linux expert', however that's defined. You might be better off putting it on a flash drive if you can set it up with persistence.