The Brave is a free to use web browser designed to be fast, private and secure. Brave is a cross-platform software which can be installed on Windows, Linux, macOS and on Mobile devices. In this article we’ll show you to to install Brave Browser on MX Linux and enjoy a faster ad-free browsing experience.
Brave loads pages three times as fast out of the box with nothing to install, learn or manage. Brave fights malware and prevents tracking, keeping your information safe and secure while your browsing the internet. Some key features shipped in Brave browser are:
- Faster load speeds: Brave is claimed to load pages faster than both Firefox and Chrome.
- Support your favorite sites with Brave Rewards: Turn on Brave Rewards and give a little back to the sites you frequent most.
- Search: You can choose default search engine and use keyboard shortcuts for alternate search engine.
- Extensions/Plugins: Brave supports most of the Chrome extensions in the chrome web store
- Security: Brave has built-in password manager, form autofill and ability to use “Do not track” with browsing requests.
- Shields: Ad blocking, Cookie control, Per-site shield settings and Cookie control.
- Tabs & Windows: Ability to use Private Windows, Pinned Tabs, Auto-unload and many other features.
- Settings and Bookmarks import: You can easily import your settings and bookmarks from your old browser.
Install Brave Browser on MX Linux 19
Follow the steps in the next sections to install and use Brave Browser on MX Linux 19 Desktop system.
Step 1: Update APT cache
Start the installation of Brave Browser on MX Linux 19 by updating the APT cache index to confirm we’re able to install packages on the sysetem.
sudo apt update
Also install basic packages which helps with the addition of APT repository to MX Linux system.
sudo apt install curl software-properties-common apt-transport-https -y
Step 2: Add Brave Browser APT repository to MX Linux 19
Import Brave repository GPG key:
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 -
Next we add the APT repository provided by Brave to our MX Linux.
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
Step 3: Install Brave Browser on MX Linux 19
The next step will be installation of Brave Browser on MX Linux 19 Desktop machine.
But first update package cache:
$ sudo apt update Get:1 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable InRelease [4,317 B] Hit:2 https://mirror.liquidtelecom.com/mxlinux/packages/mx/repo buster InRelease Hit:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease Hit:4 https://download.docker.com/linux/debian buster InRelease Get:5 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com stable/main amd64 Packages [3,768 B] Get:6 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster-updates InRelease [51.9 kB] Hit:7 http://deb.debian.org/debian buster InRelease Hit:8 http://deb.debian.org/debian-security buster/updates InRelease Hit:9 https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable stable InRelease Fetched 60.0 kB in 2s (36.2 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done
Then install Brave Browser on MX Linux 19:
sudo apt install brave-browser
You’ll be asked if you want to continue with the installation, answer y.
.... Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: brave-keyring Recommended packages: libu2f-udev The following NEW packages will be installed: brave-browser brave-keyring 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 23 not upgraded. Need to get 79.7 MB of archives. After this operation, 256 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
After installation of Brave Browser on MX Linux you can launch the application from Desktop launcher.
Enjoy using Brave Browser on MX Linux for your daily web surfing needs.
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