The Default Browser on Linux Debacle
The concept of a default browser on linux is a complete mess. There doesn't seem to be any central, agreed upon method of defining what the default browser is. First there is the
$BROWSER environment variable. This seems like a good idea, it can be set globally, and on a per user basis. On the command line, all you need to do is type
$BROWSER http://... and you on your way to the website of your choice. If only it were that easy...