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|Full description=Gnuzilla is the GNU version of the Mozilla suite, and IceCat is the GNU version of the Firefox browser. Its main advantage is an ethical one: it is entirely free software. While the source code from the Mozilla project is free software, the binaries that they release include additional non-free software. Also, they distribute non-free software as plug-ins. (IceCat does keep the triple licensing used by Firefox to facilitate the reuse of code.) IceCat also includes some privacy protection features:
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# Some sites refer to zero-size images on other hosts to keep track of cookies. When IceCat detects this mechanism it blocks cookies from the site hosting the zero-length image file. (It is possible to re-enable such a site by removing it from the blocked hosts list.)
 
# Some sites refer to zero-size images on other hosts to keep track of cookies. When IceCat detects this mechanism it blocks cookies from the site hosting the zero-length image file. (It is possible to re-enable such a site by removing it from the blocked hosts list.)
 
# Other sites rewrite the host name in links redirecting the user to another site, mainly to "spy" on clicks. When this behavior is detected, IceCat shows a message alerting the user.
 
# Other sites rewrite the host name in links redirecting the user to another site, mainly to "spy" on clicks. When this behavior is detected, IceCat shows a message alerting the user.
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Revision as of 11:03, 20 October 2013

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GNU IceCat

https://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/
GNU IceCat (formerly GNU IceWeasel), or more specifically GNUzilla IceCat, is a browser based on the latest extended stable release (ESR) of the popular Firefox browser by Mozilla.

The GNU Project keeps IceCat in synchronization with upstream development of Firefox while removing all trademarked artwork. Unlike Firefox, IceCat recommends only free software add-ons. With a focus on freedom and privacy, IceCat is designed to make it easy for the user to: block execution of non-free JavaScript with GNU LibreJS or disable all JS, block privacy trackers with SpyBlock (Adblock Plus fork), get redirected to HTTPS when possible with HTTPS Everywhere, and more!

GNU IceCat is part of GNUzilla, which aims to package GNU versions of the entire suite of Mozilla programs.

See also

Documentation

The user manual pages are at http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:IceCat/

You can contribute by joining the wiki and editing the manuals.

"IRC irc://chat.freenode.net/icecat " IRC general channel
irc://chat.freenode.net/icecat

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
LGPLv2.1orlaterKelly Hopkins14 September 2010
MPL1.1Kelly Hopkins14 September 2010
GPLv2orlaterKelly Hopkins14 September 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Rubén Rodríguez Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
bug-gnuzilla -- GNUzilla discussion and bug reports. Mailing List http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-gnuzilla
bug-gnuzilla -- GNUzilla discussion and bug reports. Support bug-gnuzilla@gnu.org
bug-gnuzilla -- GNUzilla discussion and bug reports. Bug Tracking http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-gnuzilla
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/gnuzilla.git


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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 22 April 2015.



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