How to Install Brave Browser in Linux

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Brave is a free, fast, secure, and cross-platform web browser aimed at user privacy and security. It is a browser where security meets simplicity.

And features customizable shields for ad blocking, fingerprinting prevention, cookie control, HTTPS upgrade, block scripts, per-site settings, and more. It supports security by enabling users to clear browsing data

It comes with a built-in password manager, form autofill, controls content access to the fullscreen presentation, controls site access to autoplay media, and more.

Brave loads major news sites up to six times faster than Chrome, Safari and Firefox on mobile and desktop. And it enables you to set a default search engine and provides the option to use DuckDuckGo for aprivate window search. It supports modern tabs and windows features (private windows, pinned tabs, auto-unload, drag, and drop, etc.)

Besides, the Brave browser supports most of Chrome’s extensions in the chrome web store. Importantly, Brave blocks invasive ads by default, however, if you enable (turn on) Brave Rewards, you can earn tokens (Basic Attention Tokens) for viewing Brave’s privacy-respecting Ads (which are completely private: non of your personal information, browsing history or anything related is shipped out of your machine).

Installing Brave Browser in Linux

Brave only supports 64-bit AMD/Intel architectures (amd64/x86_64), to install the stable release, run the correct set of commands for your distribution, below.

Debian, Ubuntu and Mint

$ sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl

$ sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg

$ echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list

$ sudo apt update

$ sudo apt install brave-browser -y

Fedora, CentOS/RHEL

$ sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo
$ sudo rpm --import
$ sudo dnf install brave-browser

Once the Brave browser installation is complete, search for the Brave in your system menu and open it as shown:

After the welcome page loads, click Let’s go, then follow the on-screen instructions to import bookmarks and settings from your current browser, set a default search engine, and enable rewards or not. Alternatively, you can Skip the welcome tour.

Brave Browser Welcome Screen :

And Brave Browser Statistics :

Brave is a free, modern, fast, and secure web browser that aims at user privacy and security. Its featured-packed and supports privacy-respecting Ads. Try it out and give us feedback via the comment section below.

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