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How to install Brave web browser on Ubuntu 20.04 / Debian 10?

Hello friends. Brave web browser every day is more popular and grows in features and new capabilities. That’s why this post, to learn how to install Brave web browser on Ubuntu 20.04 / Debian 10 and in derivatives like Linux Mint.

Brave is an open-source web browser based on Chromium that has privacy as the main element. This makes the websites load faster than in other browsers. In other words, speed along with privacy are its main advantages.

Many features make Brave a solid alternative to giants like Firefox or Google Chrome. However, the main ones are:

  • Clear browsing data
  • Built-in password manager
  • Autofill form
  • Add Bookmark
  • Autosuggest URLs
  • Search from the address bar
  • Autosuggest search terms
  • Brave Desktop now supports most of the Chrome extensions in the chrome web store
  • Ads blocking

And many others that you can consult on the project’s website.

Install Brave web browser on Ubuntu 20.04 / Debian 10

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As you can imagine, Brave is not in the official repositories of any distribution because it is a relatively new program, but of course, you can install it on Ubuntu 20.04 / Debian 10 very easily.

For this, there is the Brave repository that contains the package ready to be installed.

So, open a terminal and install some necessary packages:

sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl gnupg

Then, download and add the GPG key from the repository so that the packages are signed and secure:

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 -

Now, add the Brave repository by running the following command:

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

Then, refresh APT

sudo apt update

And install Brave web browser by executing the following command:

sudo apt install brave-browser

And then, run it from the main menu.

1.- Brave web browser on Ubuntu / Debian
1.- Brave on Ubuntu / Debian

So, enjoy it.

Conclusion

Brave is a great alternative based on Chromium for the great Firefox and Google Chrome. In a time where our privacy is at risk, it is nice to have a browser that tries to mitigate all this.

So, now you know how to install it and you just have to try it.

Thanks for reading.

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