I thought I'd pass on a tip for users who work primarily in the shell, and don't want to have to fire up the desktop just to look something up on Google (or indeed these forums).
Lynx is a text-based web browser that strips out all of the graphics on a web page and just displays the text and links (as well as any image tags). You can navigate around using simple keyboard commands, type into text fields (e.g. the Google search box) and download files, all using an extremely fast interface. It also does a good job of rendering the pages in a pretty readable manner.
For Debian, Lynx can be installed using:
sudo apt-get install lynx
After it's installed, just start it from the command line by typing 'lynx' (without the quotes). You can also run it from within the desktop by selecting 'Lynx-cur' from the Other menu.
By default, Lynx will ask for your permission every time a site wants to create a cookie for you. If this becomes annoying it can be switched off permanently by editing the Lynx config file:
Find the following line:
and change it to:
Hope someone finds this useful!