Firefox is a web browser, in Debians world also known as Iceweasel.


Firefox/Iceweasel can be found in the repository:

aptitude install iceweasel

The version of Iceweasel in the repository is far too old, the stable branch (squeeze) for example serves 3.5.16 while Mozilla actually calls 11.0 stable. But there is a group of people building more recent versions of Iceweasel for you. This project can be found at You just need to add the following line to your sources.list:

deb squeeze-backports iceweasel-release

If this is done, you need to install the keyring of the project (see here) an afterwards you are able to install Iceweasel with:

apt-get update
apt-get install -t squeeze-backports iceweasel


The configuration of Firefox/Iceweasel can be accessed by browsing to about:config . The following configuration reflect my preferences:


Here is a list of useful plugins. I highlighted the ones which I consider essential. Most of them are available from the repository:



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