When comparing Iceweasel vs Min, the Slant community recommends Min for most people. In the question“What are the best web browsers for Linux?” Min is ranked 8th while Iceweasel is ranked 26th.
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Pro Same rendering engine as Firefox
Iceweasel uses the same rendering engine as Firefox which is one of the fastest browsers around.
Pro External security fixes
In order to work on any system, Firefox Linux libraries contatin copies of all libraries despite what's installed in the system. While Iceweasel uses the system libraries only.
This way, when a certain library gets a security fix you will get that in the next system update without having to wait for Firefox to update their library tree and wait for their next patch to be released.
Pro Minimal design
Pro Open source
Built with Electron using JS & CSS.
Pro Built in AdBlock
Pro Built-in tracker protection
Prevents automatic loading of cookies as well.
Con Updates are released a couple of days later
Since Iceweasel needs to wait for Mozilla to release a new update which then has to be merged by the Debian team into Iceweasel, it can take one or two days more for Iceweasel to get updates.
Con Lacks basic navigation buttons
No backward or forward buttons makes it a bit cumbersome to navigate.
Con No MIMEtypes defined or added
Won't open or even download Microsoft Office documents.