In the new distro of Raspbian? I have done searches here but cannot find anything about whether or not I can use Chromium or Iceweasle on Raspbian Jessie. I would like to test browsers and find out which is fastest for my needs.

Running Raspbian Jessie on a Pi2b, about to upgrade to a pi3b.

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You can install both though chromium needs a 3rd party binary install or to built from source. To install iceweasel use the following command:

sudo apt-get install iceweasel 

Details on installing chromium can be found here, you can also build from source

  • thank you. In your experience, which is better? Chromium or Iceweasle? Or are they basically comparable? Commented May 19, 2016 at 21:03
  • I am not sure there is that much difference, unless you need a specific function or api. If you need support for a specific feature you can check browser support at caniuse.com. Commented May 19, 2016 at 21:28
  • nope. No special needs. Just looking for faster browsing. Commented May 19, 2016 at 22:44
  • So I've run into a problem. I used the sudo command to get Iceweasle... But it says that its unable to locate package iceweasle Commented May 19, 2016 at 23:48
  • @BadgerTrucking check your spelling it is spelled wrong in your comment Commented May 19, 2016 at 23:51

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