Non-Mozilla browsing options
- Pale Moon: The leading contender for Mozilla-based browsers on the Wintel platforms. It's based on Firefox, but strips out a lot of the redundant code and compile flags that slow down its progenitor. The installation process is identical to Firefox, and most if not all of your add-ons will work with it. Just be aware that if you're doing this in a corporate environment, it is actually somewhat difficult to seamlessly transfer from Firefox to Pale Moon.
- Chrome: Google's browser may not suit everyone, but it's smaller, faster, and a bit more stable than Firefox. If you don't want a Google-sourced browser but you still want a light, powerful browser, then try Chromium, the open-source alternative (it does compile on Windows platforms).
- Opera: Probably my least used browser, still a worthy contender. It's light, fast, and easy to use, but it's not nearly as flexible as the others.
- Swiftfox: A Firefox build optimised specifically for Linux. Better by far than running Pale Moon under WINE in a Linux installation, quite comparable in performance and speed to the same.
- Chromium: Fully open-source version of the Chrome browser, for Linux. Fast, stable, easy to use, and with the added benefit of not having Google's paw-marks all over it.
- Konqueror: The default web browser in Linux distributions that use the KDE desktop environment. (For non-geeks, a "desktop environment" is a set of applications designed to create a graphical user interface, which is essentially what WinDOZE and OS X are.) It's rather more than a web browser, though- you can do a damn sight more with it than any of the other browsers in this list.
- Dolphin: Fast, easy to use, packed to the teeth with features. What more could you want?
- Opera: see above, there is also a mobile version