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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:

This simple tutorial shows how to install the latest Brave web browser in Ubuntu 21.10, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 20.

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

The browser offers an official apt repository. So Ubuntu, Debian, and Linux Mint based systems can easily install the software and receive updates via built-in update manager utility.

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

1. Firstly, search for and open “terminal” from your system start menu. When it opens, paste the command below into terminal and hit Enter:

sudo apt install apt-transport-https curl

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) and hit Enter. It will add https support for apt package manager and install curl to grab the GPG key.

2. Next copy and paste the command below, and run to download & install the GPG key:

sudo curl -fsSLo /usr/share/keyrings/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-browser-archive-keyring.gpg

And run command to add the apt repository to your system. So far, only 64-bit PC / laptop is supported.

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

3. Finally refresh system cache and install the web browser by running the commands one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install brave-browser

Uninstall Brave & Apt Repository:

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

sudo apt remove --autoremove brave-browser

Unlike PPA, Brave’s apt repository does not list in Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab. However, you can remove the config file easily by running command in terminal:

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list