Linux is such an old operating system and Fedora/Red Hat version have really made it user friendly. But its still not their to the level of dumb user friendliness. I always liked using unix environments, like most developers do, but if I want my father use this this Laptop with Linux installed then its going to be impossible for him to even start using it.
1. Find the Linux tar file
2. Extract the tar file.
3. Copy the .so library file in ~/.mozila/plugin directory.
For me it was easy to do and understandable, but when I think about my father who doesn't know about how computers/softwares work its going to be almost impossible. I don't know why this can not be done the way its done in Windows systems? Why this great open source stuff can't still do that level of automation.
I have seen google doing great things in different areas, but am disaapointed to see that Chrome doesn't work on Linux.
Here are few browsers I found for Linux systems, but none of them as powerfull as Mozilla Firefox.
1. Amaya: The Amaya software is written in C and is available for Windows, Unix platforms and MacOS X. You can read more about this at http://www.w3.org/Amaya
2. Galeon: Galeon is a GNOME Web browser based on Gecko (the mozilla layout engine).
3. Konqueror: Konqueror is an Open Source web browser with HTML 4.01 compliance.
4. Lynx: Lynx is a text based browser. Certainly not user friendly as text based browsing is not easy for every user.
5. Netscape Navigator: Its one of the oldest Linux supported browsers. I have not seen much of development on this recently.