How to Install Brave Browser with Ubuntu & Other Linux

Is there anything you find most irritating about the internet?

Let me guess. Ignore the annoying pop-ads and other inappropriate ads that litter the internet. Many of these advertisements are distracting and can ruin your user experience. The user experience refers to the reading experience. Tech-savvy individuals use browser plugins that block ads.

tracking cookie is another overlooked thing. Although cookies have been a concern of privacy for some time, many people don’t care as much because they do improve the user experience.

Brave: A browser to block tracking by default

Keeping privacy, security, performance and ad-annoyance in mind, ex-CEO of Mozilla and creator of JavaScript,

Brendan Eich

started a new open source web browser

Brave

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These are three of the most important promises from Brave:

  • By blocking trackers, intrusive advertisements and other tracking devices that slow down browsing
  • Secure browsing: Blocks harmful advertisements and redirects web sites to HTTPS with HTTPS Everywhere
  • Privacy: Blocks tracking Pixels and tracking cookies

It sounds more like an extension to a browser rather than a complete browser.

Brave guarantees that web surfing will become faster, more secure, easier, and less ad-intensive. However, you can not simply remove advertisements from websites. Publishers rely on the revenue from ads to make a living, right?

Brave provides its own payment method to publishers and rewards them with their loyalty

Brave originally planned to remove the ads from websites and replace them with their own “cleaner” ads. It didn’t work out that way. Brave created a payment mechanism which lets readers pay specific amounts to their favourite websites, either manually or automatically.

Brave is currently working to provide an option for users to ‘opt-for ads’ on favorite sites.

Brave will give you some rewards points for using Brave when it’s invited.

Linux: Brave Browser Installed

Brave previously offered snap packages, but they have since been removed. This package will be required to installed via the package manager in your distribution.

Brave browser installed on Ubuntu and Debian-based distributions

This is what you should do for Ubuntu and Debian-based distributions.

First, curl then allow apt to over HTTPS

sudo: apt install-apt-transport-https curl

To your system, add the Brave repository key:

curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/brave-browser-release.gpg add -

Then, add Brave to your sources.list.d directories:

echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

Now, update your system and install Brave

sudo apt update && sudo apt install brave-browser

The Brave repository was added to Ubuntu’s system. Your Brave installation will now be updated every time you update Ubuntu .

How can I delete Brave browser in Ubuntu and Debian

sudo apt remove brave-browser

It is also important to remove all leftover packages by using the autoremove commands

sudo apt autoremove

You can still add the Brave repository along with its GPG keys. Either you leave them as is to allow Brave installation later, or you could delete them.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list*

Also, you can search the key’s GPG and remove it.

Brave browser installation on Fedora and CentOS. Red Hat

The following instructions are to be followed one at a time:

sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/x86_64/ sudo rpm --import https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc sudo dnf install brave-browser

Brave browser installation on SUSE Linux

The following commands can be used one at a time:

sudo zypper install curl sudo rpm --import https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc sudo zypper addrepo https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/x86_64/ brave-browser sudo zypper install brave-browser

You can also download it from source code . Brave source code is available on their GitHub repository.

Brave also works on Windows and macOS as well as mobile platforms, such Android or iOS.

Brave Browser: What’s your experience like?

Brave browser are you using it regularly? Are you convinced it could replace Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox? Your opinion on Brave’s payment system?

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