Every Linux installation defaults to Firefox as the included browser because it’s open-source. It would seem that this forum would be an excellent area to discuss why it should be chosen over other browser choices:
Respects user browsing privacy by blocking THOUSANDS of online trackers. Don’t believe me? Install it and click the shield icon in the far left of the address bar or maybe it’s located in the settings. Either way it’s available to check. On my Linux install, Firefox has blocked over 6,000 trackers and I don’t use it much.
Unique “Gecko” web rendering engine that’s different from EVERY other browser (including microsoft’s edge and the brave browser using Google’s “webkit”.)
On this note, last I checked, iOS (apple) does NOT allow the firefox app to use its own open-source gecko engine but instead uses the webkit engine!!
Support Mozilla in desperate need of awareness and funding–it struck a deal with Google to keep Google’s search as the default in exchange for funding. Imagine if all the people, using Firefox, gave just 25 cents to the foundation… better than receiving money from an ad business.
Reduce your reliance on a company that mines your data in exchange for a “free” service, what does Google do with this data? Target you with ads. In fact, recent studies seem to point out targeted advertising isn’t much better than non-targeted adverts, regarding money returns.
If you value advertising privacy, open-source code, and a healthy Internet then start showing Mozilla that these points mean a lot to you by using their web browser full-time and ditch the come-up Google browser that stole the show because nobody sees Firefox when they “google” something–they see “Install chrome, it’s fast and free”.