5 Of The Most Popular Internet Browsers Available For Ubuntu

In this article I will provide you a list of internet browsers that can be easily installed on your Ubuntu system.

Brave Browser:

As you may know, Brave Browser is an open-source, Chromium based internet browsers that comes with a built-in adblocker. The feature does not block all the ads and replaces all of infected ads (used for malwertising) with Brave ads, giving the money to the website displaying the ads, to Brave sponsors and the to the community.

By default, the browser accesses only the HTTPS version of all the websites (if there is a HTTPS version available).

Due to the fact that the Brave Browser is available as a snap package, installing it on Ubuntu or a derivative system is easy. You only need to install the snapd package and to use snap to install brave:

For more information about the snap package manager, follow this guide.

$ sudo apt install snapd
$ sudo snap install brave

To remove brave, do:

$ sudo snap remove brave

For more information about this browser, follow the Brave Browser article series (the newest instructions are on the top).

Pale moon:

As you may know, Pale Moon is an open-source, cross-platform browser based on Mozilla Firefox, being up to 25% faster then the original.

Pale moon is based on Firefox, has support for the official Firefox extensions, but does not contain all of the Firefox features, including: social API, accessibility features, WebRTC and has some specific customizations and configuration options which are not available on Firefox.

For more information about this browser, follow the Palemoon article series (the newest instructions are on the top).

How to install Pale Moon on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish:

$ sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.10/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list"
$ wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.10/Release.key -O Release.key
$ sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install palemoon

How to install Pale Moon on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Elementary OS 0.5 Juno, Linux Mint 19.x:

$ sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.04/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/home:stevenpusser.list"
$ wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_18.04/Release.key -O Release.key
$ sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install palemoon

Optional, to remove palemoon, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove palemoon

Opera:

As you may know, Opera is a popular, open-source, cross-platform internet browser. The browser is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and has been developed by Opera Software AS. First, it has been built on the Blink layout engine, but after a while, it has adopted the Chromium browser engine.

Among others, it includes private browsing, tabbed browsing, a download manager and can integrate easily with social services, like WhatsApp and Facebook.

For more information about this browser, follow the Opera article series (the newest instructions are on the top).

In order to install Opera on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint 19.x, Elementary OS 0.5 Juno and other Ubuntu derivative systems, you need to manually add the repo and import the key to your system, to update the local repo index and install the opera package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free'
$ wget -qO- https://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install opera

Optional, to remove Opera, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove opera

Vivaldi:

As you may know, Vivaldi is a Chromium-based open-source internet browser, built by the Opera founder.

Main features of Vivaldi:

  • speed dial which allows access to favorite websites in each new tab and permits organizing favorite websites into folders,
  • the browser supports quick text commands;
  • built-in notes taking tool;
  • side panel with fast access to bookmarks, downloads and notes;
  • custom search engines support;
  • allows side-by-side browsing using a side panel;
  • tab management:
  • session management;
  • allows previewing open tabs;
  • tab cycling;
  • tab stacks (you can drop a tab on top of another to create a stack);
  • restore closed tabs or blocked pop-ups from the Vivaldi trash can;
  • tab stack tiling (view stacked tabs in a grid or side-by-side);
  • mouse gestures and keyboard shortcuts;
  • user interface scaling;
  • adaptive interface color;

The easiest way to install Vivaldi on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint 19.x, Elementary OS 0.5 Juno and other Ubuntu derivative systems is too use the default Opera repository. You need to manually add the repository, download and install the key, update the repo index and install the vivaldi-stable package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository “deb [arch=i386,amd64] http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb stable main”
$ wget –q0- http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add –
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install Vivaldi-stable

Optional, to remove Vivaldi, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove vivaldi*

Tor Browser Bundle:

Tor Browser Bundle is an internet browser based on Mozilla Firefox configured to protect the users’ anonimity, via Tor and Vidalia. The bundle also includes 3 Firefox extensions: Torbutton, NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere.

The Tor Browser anonymizes the traffic and encrypts everything everything in the Tor network. Via the HTTPS-Everywhere extension, it also encrypts the traffic between the Tor network and the final destination.

In order to successfully install the latest version of Tor Browser Bundle on your system, you need to download and install the repo key, add the repository to your system, refresh the repo index and install the required package. Follow the instructions for your system exactly and everything should run smoothly.

How to install Tor Browser Bundle on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish:

$ gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89
$ gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/ cosmic main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list'
$ sudo apt-get install tor

How to install Tor Browser Bundle on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint 19.x and Elementary OS 0.5 Juno:

$ gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89
$ gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/ bionic main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list'
$ sudo apt-get install tor

Optional, to remove tor, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove tor

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How To Install Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.3 On Ubuntu 18.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 Via Repository

Tor Browser Bundle is an internet browser based on Mozilla Firefox configured to protect the users’ anonimity, via Tor and Vidalia. The bundle also includes 3 Firefox extensions: Torbutton, NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere.

The Tor Browser anonymizes the traffic and encrypts everything everything in the Tor network. Via the HTTPS-Everywhere extension, it also encrypts the traffic between the Tor network and the final destination.

The latest version available is Tor Browser Bundle 8.0.3, which brings the below changes:

All platforms

  • Update Firefox to 60.4.0esr
  • Update Tor to 0.3.4.9
  • Update OpenSSL to 1.0.2q
  • Update Torbutton to 2.0.9
  • Bug 28540: Use new text for 2018 donation banner
  • Bug 28515: Use en-US for english Torbutton strings
  • Translations update
  • Update HTTPS Everywhere to 2018.10.31
  • Update NoScript to 10.2.0
  • Bug 1623: Block protocol handler enumeration (backport of fix for #680300)
  • Bug 25794: Disable pointer events
  • Bug 28608: Disable background HTTP response throttling
  • Bug 28185: Add smallerRichard to Tor Browser

Linux

  • Bug 26475: Fix Stylo related reproducibility issue
  • Bug 28657: Remove broken FTE bridge from Tor Browser

Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install the latest version of Tor Browser Bundle on your system, you need to download and install the repo key, add the repository to your system, refresh the repo index and install the required package. Follow the instructions for your system exactly and everything should run smoothly.

How to install Tor Browser Bundle on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish:

$ gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89
$ gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/ cosmic main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list'
$ sudo apt-get install tor

How to install Tor Browser Bundle on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint 19.x and Elementary OS 0.5 Juno:

$ gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv 886DDD89
$ gpg --export A3C4F0F979CAA22CDBA8F512EE8CBC9E886DDD89 | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://deb.torproject.org/torproject.org/ bionic main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/tor.list'
$ sudo apt-get install tor

Optional, to remove tor, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove tor

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How to Install Vivaldi 2.2 On Ubuntu 18.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 via Repository

As you may know, Vivaldi is a Chromium-based open-source internet browser, built by the Opera founder.

Main features of Vivaldi:

  • speed dial which allows access to favorite websites in each new tab and permits organizing favorite websites into folders,
  • the browser supports quick text commands;
  • built-in notes taking tool;
  • side panel with fast access to bookmarks, downloads and notes;
  • custom search engines support;
  • allows side-by-side browsing using a side panel;
  • tab management:
  • session management;
  • allows previewing open tabs;
  • tab cycling;
  • tab stacks (you can drop a tab on top of another to create a stack);
  • restore closed tabs or blocked pop-ups from the Vivaldi trash can;
  • tab stack tiling (view stacked tabs in a grid or side-by-side);
  • mouse gestures and keyboard shortcuts;
  • user interface scaling;
  • adaptive interface color;

The latest version available is Vivaldi 2.2, which has been released a while ago.

Installation instructions:

The easiest way to install Vivaldi on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint 19.x, Elementary OS 0.5 Juno and other Ubuntu derivative systems is too use the default Opera repository. You need to manually add the repository, download and install the key, update the repo index and install the vivaldi-stable package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository “deb [arch=i386,amd64] http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb stable main”
$ wget –q0- http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add –
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install Vivaldi-stable

Optional, to remove Vivaldi, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove vivaldi*

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How to Install Opera 57.0. 3098.91 on Ubuntu 18.10 And Ubuntu 18.04 Via Repository

As you may know, Opera is a popular, open-source, cross-platform internet browser. The browser is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and has been developed by Opera Software AS. First, it has been built on the Blink layout engine, but after a while, it has adopted the Chromium browser engine.

Among others, it includes private browsing, tabbed browsing, a download manager and can integrate easily with social services, like WhatsApp and Facebook.

The latest version available is Opera 57.0.3098.91, which has been recently released, bringing the below changes:

  • DNA-73639 [Mac] Pinned tab can be closed by Cmd+W
  • DNA-73054 Crash on exit when add to bookmarks popup opened and window closed
  • DNA-74068 Switching news off and back on does not render content

How To Install Opera on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS

Installation instructions:

The easiest way to install Opera on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint 19.x, Elementary OS 0.5 Juno and other Ubuntu derivative systems is too use the default Opera repository. You need to manually add the repository, download and install the key, update the repo index and install the opera package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free'
$ wget -qO- https://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install opera

Optional, to remove Opera, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove opera

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How to Install HandBrake 1.2.0 on Ubuntu 18.10 and Ubuntu 18.04

For those who don’t know, HandBrake is an open-source multiplatform multithreaded video transcoder. It is used for converting DVD or Bluray discs to formats like MP4, MKV, H.264, MPEG-4 or other formats. You can also encode audio files like AAC, MP3, Flac, AC3 etc

The latest version available is HandBrake 1.2.0, which has been recently released, bringing changes, including:

General:

  • Switched core decoding library from Libav to FFmpeg
  • Fixes numerous sources previously unreadable or otherwise broken
  • Facilitates a number of the improvements and features in this release and planned for the future
  • Removed deprecated Legacy presets
  • See the list of compatible replacements on GitHub
  • Updated official presets to use stereo instead of DPL2 mixdown
  • Avoids potential spatial positioning issues with the current DPL2 algorithm and wide pans in source material
  • Limited in impact since DPL2 decoding has not been in widespread use for years
  • Updated official presets descriptions to revise compatibility and mention recently released devices
  • Updated official presets to rename Fire TV to Amazon Fire
  • Added Amazon Fire 720p30 and Chromecast 1080p60 presets
  • Added {creation-date} and {creation-time} to automatic file naming

Video

  • Fixed an issue decoding Blu-ray titles where the aspect ratio is unknown (assume 16:9)
  • Fixed an issue encoding video with very short frame durations (less than 0.00285s or greater than 350 FPS)
  • Improved extradata handling to accommodate all codecs
  • Added support for decoding TIFF/LZMA video

Audio:

  • Fixed potential decoding issue for audio lacking an explicit channel layout (intelligently guess the layout)
  • Fixed a potential crash during audio probe
  • Improved resampling to allow dithering for all codecs (only where necessary)
  • Improved quality of the default AAC encoder on non-Mac platforms (FFmpeg AAC), no longer experimental
  • Improved bit rate constraints to allow Opus as low as 6 kbit/s per channel
  • Added support for up to 7.1 channel AAC encoding (note that FDK AAC/HE-AAC do not support 6.1)
  • Added support for E-AC3 audio in MP4 container
  • Added Speex audio decoder

Subtitles

  • Fixed a potential crash where an SRT file cannot be opened
  • Added support for SRT files using periods instead of commas to delineate fractions
    Command Line Interface
  • Fixed inability to override preset subtitles burn setting (native and none are now valid values for –subtitle-burned)
    Build system
  • Fixed Linux packaging with an out-of-tree build directory
  • Fixed Windows graphical interface build script signing tool location
  • Removed –enable-local-* and associated contrib libraries; please see the documentationfor dependencies help
  • Updated to mingw-w64-build 4.1.0 with gcc 7.3.0, continuous output (keep alive), and miscellaneous improvements
  • Improved support for building with Xcode 10
  • Improved support for building on FreeBSD 11, 12, and 13
  • Improved Flatpak packaging for Linux (numerous fixes and improvements, no longer experimental)
  • Improved configure.py to always use the Python executable found by configure
  • Added script for creating Flatpak manifests
  • Added support for selecting a compiler via the CC environment variable
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Linux

  • Fixed Blu-ray title name being set to device name (e.g. sr0) when scanning raw devices
  • Fixed Blu-ray default destination file names to no longer include MPLS number
  • Fixed an issue with queue state not being updated properly on reload
  • Fixed various issues importing presets
  • Updated most translations
  • Added initial support for GTK 4
  • Added ability to customize activity window font size and increased default from 7 to 8
  • Added destination overwrite protection (append number to file name on conflict)
  • Added {source-path} to automatic path setting
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

For more information, see the release announcement.

Installation instructions:

Install the software via PPA:

Up to date packages are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Linux Mint 19.x, Elementary OS 0.5 Juno should not cause too many problems.

All you need to do is add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the handbrake-gtk and handbrake-cli packages:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install handbrake-cli handbrake-gtk

Optional, to remove handbrake, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove handbrake*

Install the software via snap:

If you want to install handbrake via the snap packages, you need to install snapd and to use snap to install the package:

For more information about the snap package manager, follow this guide.

$ sudo apt-get install snapd
$ sudo snap install handbrake-jz

Optional, to remove snap, do:

$ sudo snap remove handbrake-jz

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