The Best Internet Browser for Ubuntu 9

In kind of side blog, I am going to take a look at two of the major browsers in Ubuntu 9.04 which is a Linux-based operating system.  Ubuntu tries to be an alternative to Windows and it does have some good features.  It’s also rather popular in the Linux community.   Well, I installed it in Virtual PC on my Compaq C700 (C712NR) laptop and played around with it.  It comes with Firefox 3 but is that really the best.  Well here are my thoughts.

1.  Opera 10, Opera in Linux is as full featured as it is in Windows.  Also, it has the newer Opera 10 interface, which looks nice in Ubuntu.  It is not as fast as Firefox but I prefer it as it retains the tab preview thumbnails.  Overall I like it better than Firefox in Linux.  You can get it at http://www.opera.com/

Opera 10 in Ubuntu 9

Opera 10 in Ubuntu 9

Firefox 3.5.3, I could not keep using Firefox 3 so I updated to the newest.  It is fast, I will say that.  The user interface still looks like Firefox 2 did in Windows and I think should be updated to be more like the Windows versions.  If you can get past the user interface it is full featured just like its Windows counterpart.  You can get it at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/firefox.html?from=getfirefox

Firefox 3.5.3 in Ubuntu 9

Firefox 3.5.3 in Ubuntu 9

Ubuntu is ok and I will be writing more about it since a lot of people like it as a Windows alternative.  For anyone that is wondering, both browsers were able to handle the websites that I threw at them just fine.

If you want to check out my series on the best internet browser for Windows.

The Best Internet Browser for Windows, Part 1 An Introduction

I started this look at internet browsers on Windows years ago. Since then web browsers have changed a lot, so I try to update these articles every once in a while.  Here is a list of the articles for the best internet browser for Windows broken down by version. Feel free to check them out and as always, thanks for reading!

The Best Internet Browser for Windows 2000, it is 15 years old but can still get online.

The Best Internet Browser for Windows XP 32-bit, Soon to be unsupported but still installed on many machines.

The Best Internet Browser for Windows XP Professional X64 Edition, one of the first 64-bit versions of Windows, it had limited support.

The Best Internet Browser for Windows Vista 32-bit was not received well upon release but there are still a few people who have not yet upgraded their machines.

The Best Internet Browser for Windows Vista 64-bit, this version started making 64-bit computing a household name.

The Best Internet Browser for Windows 7, this is becoming the next Windows XP and we will be using Windows 7 for years to come.

Also check out my review of browsers in Ubuntu, one of the more popular Linux versions.

I hope to have these articles updated this year and add one for Windows 8, as well as maybe looking at older versions of Windows, and one for Windows Phone 7 and 8.  Make sure to like Useful Windows on Facebook to keep tabs on new articles.