Install Brave Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish
Brave is a popular browser but still behind Google Chrome even though it offers more features. This browser continues to try to position itself as a “safer and faster web browser” compared to other similar software providers. To stand out from other browsers, Brave incorporates an ad blocker called “Brave Shields”. What is interesting is that it is also Chromium-based, i.e. based on the open-source code of Google Chrome, and therefore is not a completely new invention of the browser.
Like most popular browsers, Brave is also available for Linux systems. Here are some of its features:
• Visually and functionally, Brave relies heavily on Google Chrome, making it very easy to get started.
• Brave is an open source browser that automatically blocks ad trackers and cookies.
• Malicious ads and popups will also not be displayed if you don’t want them to.
• HTTP access is automatically redirected to HTTPS.
• Your user data always stays with you. This is made possible by the Ethereum blockchain technology, thanks to which Brave is also known as the “crypto browser”.
• An incentive to display advertising – Brave Rewards.
• Because Brave is Chromium-based, you can use extensions from the Chrome Web Store.
• Block scripts
• Block trackers
• Fingerprint prevention
• Cookie control
Steps to Install Brave Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
1. Add a GPG key
The packages we needed to install the Brave browser on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy are not available through the default system repository. Therefore, we have to add the repository provided by the official developers of this browser, but to make sure that the packages we get from it are from the authentic source, add the GPG key.
sudo apt install curl -y
To note: Add a single GPG key given as needed. However, if you are not a developer or tester, only go for the stable version.
For the stable version:
sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg
For beta version
sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-beta-archive-keyring.gpg https://brave-browser-apt-beta.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-beta-archive-keyring.gpg
Finally, to get the Nighty version:
sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-nightly-archive-keyring.gpg https://brave-browser-apt-nightly.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-nightly-archive-keyring.gpg
2. Add Brave Browser Stable Repository
Next, import the Brave browser repository on your Linux Ubuntu 22.04 using the given commands. This will add the repository to fetch browser packages and future updates using the APT package manager.
To note: Depending on the GPG key you added, also add Brave’s repository.
For the deposit of the stable version
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
For beta deposit
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-beta-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-beta.s3.brave.com/ stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-beta.list
For the Nighty version repository
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-nightly-archive-keyring.gpg arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-nightly.s3.brave.com/ stable main"|sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-nightly.list
3. Run System Update
After adding the repository, run the system update command which will refresh the system repository using the APT package manager.
sudo apt update -y
4. Install Brave Browser on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
Now our system is fully ready to receive the packages we needed to configure the Brave browser on our Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jelly Fish. Use the APT package manager with the –install option and the package name.
To get the latest stable version of the browser:
sudo apt install brave-browser -y
For the beta version:
sudo apt install brave-browser-beta -y
To get the developer version of Nighty
sudo apt install brave-browser-nightly -y
5. Run the Brave Browser
Until now, you would already have the Brave browser on your system. To launch it, go to the app launcher and search for the browser. When you see its icon, click on it to run it.
6. How to update Brave
Well, if you noticed in this tutorial, we used the APT package manager and the official Brave repo to install it. Therefore, we can easily update the browser by simply running the system update command.
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
7. Uninstall or remove Brave Browser
Those who are not interested in this open source browser can remove it using the command terminal, the same way we installed it.
For the installed stable version:
sudo apt autoremove brave-browser --purge
To remove the beta version:
sudo apt autoremove brave-browser-beta --purge
For the night version:
sudo apt autoremove brave-browser-nightly --purge
Whereas, to also remove the repositories from the Brave browser, we can opt for:
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-*
Here are some simple commands to install or uninstall Brave browser latest version on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jelly Fish. Those in testing can opt for Beta or Nighty versions. Brave Browser promises that you can earn its Basic Cryptocurrency Attention Tokens (BAT) by watching ads on Brave. Depending on the setting, you will receive up to five pop-ups per hour that display advertising. Advertising is designed to be based on your browsing behavior and you earn BAT for that. In conclusion, judging Brave browser brings with it an interesting concept, which of course you can try.
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