In this guide, we are going through the step by step process of installing Brave browser in Ubuntu 22.04.
So what is Brave browser?
Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser, a Google-sponsored free and open-source web browser.. Brave is a privacy-focused browser, which distinguishes itself from other browsers by automatically blocking online advertisements and website trackers in its default settings.
Brave browser boasts in its site to be 3x faster than Chrome and to stop online surveillance, loads content faster, and uses 35% less battery.
Normal users normally wonder whether Brave browser is safe. The Brave browser is safe. While initially attracting tech enthusiasts to scrutinize the open-source code, it’s now a safe and comfortable choice for average users. Brave is a complete replacement for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
Step 1. Ensure your OS is updated
Ensure that you have updated packages in your OS before proceeding. Use this command:
sudo apt update sudo apt -y upgrade
Step 2. Installing brave
First install some required dependencies
sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl
Next, set up brave browser repository
sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list
Finally, update the repositories and install brave
sudo apt update sudo apt install brave-browser
Confirm the installation
$ apt-cache policy brave-browser brave-browser: Installed: 1.37.116 Candidate: 1.37.116 Version table: *** 1.37.116 500 500 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
Step 3. Launching brave
Once the installation is complete, brave browser will be available in the launcher. Search brave and launch it.
In the launcher:
This is the default brave launch page:
Up to this point we have been able to install and launch brave browser.
You can check out more about brave in their page here.