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Best Browsers for Ubuntu

Ubuntu is, by far, one of the most popular Linux distros of all time because of its simplicity and user-friendly environment. Because of the features, there are also a number of Ubuntu derivatives in the world of Linux distros. Now, for any system, a web browser is a must. That’s because without the browser, there’s actually no way to enjoy the internet facility to the full extent. Even admins require a browser for performing admin tasks via the web UI.

The browsers

Today, let’s take a look at some of the best browsers for Ubuntu and Ubuntu-derivatives.

In terms of the best browser, Google Chrome is still one of the top. In fact, Google Chrome dominates the internet browser market (according to GlobalStats). Of course, Chrome is a bit resource hungry and no one’s denying it. However, it also provides the best possible user experience of all the browsers in the market.

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Get Google Chrome. Google officially provides DEB package for Ubuntu and similar systems.

If there’s any browser that fights with Chrome hand-to-hand, then it’s definitely Firefox. Developed and maintained by Mozilla, Firefox is open-source and the prime choice of all the Linux distros as it offers more flexible licensing and others.

If your system is Ubuntu or Ubuntu-based, then there’s a very high chance that your system comes up with Firefox pre-installed. Just run the following command to make sure that all the software along with your Firefox browser is up-to-date.

Is Firefox not installed in your system right now? Get it right away!

This is a Chrome-based browser that also offers the seamless performance and features of Google Chrome. Opera is also quite secure and fast enough to compete in the market. The interface is actually pretty stylish as well.

We also covered up installing Opera on a Linux system.

This is another awesome browser that earned its fame for its ad blocking and tracking protection. Brave is also a Chromium-based browser developed by Brave Software Inc. It utilizes the Blink engine like Opera for providing smooth and finest performance in browsing.

Brave also has other interesting features like auto enabling HTTPS on site connections. This is very important as HTTP is no longer secure anymore.

If you’re looking for a lightweight web browser, then Min is your right choice. Despite Min a minimal browser, there’s no lack in the list of features. The browser generally goes with DuckDuckGo as the default search engine. However, you’re free to switch to other search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo etc.

Vivaldi is another nice browser that is developed and maintained by Vivaldi Technologies. This is a free, cross-platform browser that targets the heavy internet using people. The browser adopted some really cool and popular features from the old Opera 12 – a browser that depended on Presto layout engine. In fact, you can also tell Vivaldi as the MODERN edition of the OLD Opera.

It’s also pretty flexible and offers you full customization over its skins and other layouts.


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