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Brave web browser 1.0 stable was finally released. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10.

Brave is an open-source Chromium based web browser features faster page loading speed, and blocks ads and trackers by default.

Brave 1.0 was announced 2 days go. And here’s how to install it via the official apt repository.

1.) Open terminal either from application menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to make sure curl is installed:

sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl

Type user password when it prompts (no asterisk feedback) and hit Enter.

2.) Download and add the repository key via command:

curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key add -

3.) Add the official brave apt repository (64-bit support only):

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com $(lsb_release -sc) main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave.list'

NOTE for Linux Mint 19.x, you have to replace $(lsb_release -sc) in the code with bionic (or xenial for Linux Mint 18.x).

4.) Finally refresh package cache and install the web browser via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install brave-browser

Uninstall:

To remove the Brave web browser, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove brave-browser

And remove the apt repository via Software & Updates -> Other Software:

Brave web browser is a free and open-source software based on Chromium. It features faster page loading speed, and blocks ads and trackers by default.

Brave has an official apt repository that supports for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Linux Mint 18.x, 19.x so far.

To make things easier, Ubuntu 18.04 users can install the community maintained Brave snap package directly from Ubuntu Software.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to install the repository 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 -

Type user password (no asterisks feedback) and hit Enter.

2. Then add the apt repository via command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com `lsb_release -sc` main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave.list'

For Linux Mint, replace `lsb_release -sc` in the code with xenial for Mint 18.x, bionic for Mint 19.x.

3. Finally refresh system cache and install the web browser:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install brave-browser brave-keyring

Uninstall:

To remove the Brave web browser, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove brave-browser brave-keyring

And remove the apt repository via Software & Updates -> Other Software: