If you have lots of links/bookmarks in the form of Windows files .URL and you want to reuse them on Linux, it only takes a bunch of seconds.
Create an empty file, e.g. openurl.sh and put these 2 lines into it
#!/bin/bash sed 's/^BASEURL=/URL=/' "$1" | grep -m 1 '^URL=' | sed 's/^URL=//' | sed 's/\r//' | xargs xdg-open
set it as executable with
chmod u+x openurl.sh
then click on a .url file and choose “open with other applications…” and select that bash script. From now on you can click a .url and the default browser will immediately open the webpage it points at.