Brave is an open-source web browser. It is free of cost software that is made by brave software and is based on chromium. It helps as an ad blocker and helps the user in providing cryptocurrency form contributions. As it blocks all online ads that can annoy the user. Ad tracker is also its feature that shows all the blocked ads. This software mainly supports desktop versions. As a search engine options brave also integrated Ecosia. This browser is famous for discriminating between safe and unsafe browsers. It loads pages/websites very speedy as compared to the other browsers. Brave browser is efficient, promotes security, and contains security privileges. In this guide, we will view the installation of brave browser in two different ways.
To understand the process of installation of the Brave browser on Ubuntu 20.04, make sure that you have a strong internet connection along with sudo user privileges.
- Installation through Ubuntu terminal
- Installation via Ubuntu Software
Now let’s see both procedures one by one.
Installation through Ubuntu terminal
To use the terminal you need to open it by going to the application menu or by using the shortcut key Ctrl+Alt+T.
Now the first step is to install some necessary packages before the installation of the brave browser. This is completed by using the following appended command.
$ Sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl gnupg
After writing this command, the system will require the password from the user. This is essential for the authentication of the user that might have some privileges of accessing and modifying.
Add GPG key
Moving forward the next step is to download the gpg key from the Ubuntu repository and then add it to secure all the packages and to make them useful for future perspective. Key is very essential for the installation as it helps in maintaining the privacy measures to avoid being snatched by other’s systems.
$ 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 -
This will also acquire the user password for further process of downloading. Now after adding the GPG key, add the repository by using the below-cited command in the terminal.
$ 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
This will output the string that is encoded with the inverted commas. This will verify the successful downloading of the repository.
Now after the addition of the repository, refresh all the updates for the renewal of all the system and to ready the system for further installations. Use the affixed command in the terminal.
$ sudo apt update
Install brave browser
Next and the last step is the installation of the brave software. This is done by using a single-line command in the terminal.
$ Sudo apt install brave-browser
Installation via Ubuntu Software
Early in the article, we have discussed the installation through the Ubuntu shell. In this part, we will the installation through the Ubuntu software.
Navigate to the main application menu of Ubuntu 20.07 and write Ubuntu software in the area of the search bar. Now open it.
After opening go to the left top corner where the search icon is present. And write the brave- browser to be searched.
Now select Brave from all searched items in the given list.
Now Tap the “Instal”l button to begin the installation.
This will require the authentication of the user. Provide the password to proceed further in the installation.
Now you can view that the installation is started.
In the main application menu. You can see that the Brave web browser is installed in your Ubuntu 20.04 system.
Now we will launch the brave browser. Now open it you will see the following interface.
Select the ‘Let’s go’ button to move forward.
Swipe the pages left to see further in the browser.
Uninstall from the system
To uninstall the Brave software we will use the following query to remove it permanently.
$ Sudo apt remove brave-browser
This will again acquire user authentication. After authenticating the software will be removed.
In this guide, we have described two methods of installation of brave software in Ubuntu. These methods will help in escalating user’s knowledge about browsers. If you have any questions, you can reach us in the comment section.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.