New open source Brave browser. A nice change from the Firefox browser.

Posted: July 28, 2016. At: 8:44 AM. This was 1 year ago. Post ID: 9483
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Groundskeeper Willie talking about Linux users.
Groundskeeper Willie talking about Linux users.

There is a new web browser out there. Called Brave, this is a secure alternative to Firefox and Chrome. Made by the Made by Mozilla co-founder and ex Mozilla CEO. This is an open-source web browser for Linux and Windows. With built-in HTTPS Everywhere, built-in ad blocker and a built in tracker blocker that blocks targeting pixels and tracking cookies. This results in faster page load times for large websites. It is very good to see a new piece of open-source software come out and when it is as good as this, it is even better. Flash support is disabled by default, but may be enabled on Linux by installing thepepperflashplugin-nonfree package. There are options to enable the display of advertisements on websites if the user wishes. Support for Lastpass password management is built into the browser, but there is also a basic password manager as well. And support for blocking HTML canvas, WebGL, and AudioContext fingerprinting. Keeping your Internet traffic free from sniffing. Download a copy from the Github and try out this awesome new browser. https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/blob/master/docs/linuxInstall.md. Browse the source repository here: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop.

I think this would be a very good default browser to ship with Ubuntu and Linux Mint instead of Firefox and/or Chromium. It is very  secure and fast to load. It does not seem to support addons like Firefox does. But it is a fully featured web browser with useful additions that should be in other browsers by default.

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