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Learn how to – Install Brave Web Browser on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

Learn how to – Install Brave Web Browser on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8.

After installation of any Linux distribution, picking the right web browser is a key process to enjoy your internet surfing. How the can I install Brave Web browser on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Desktop machine?. Brave is among the popular web browsers designed for security and speed. Brave can be installed on macOS, Windows, Linux and on mobile devices. Brave comes with a built-in ad blocker that prevents tracking and provides security protection with optimized data and battery performance.

Features of Brave Web Browser

  • Fast Browsing – According to its creators, Brave loads pages three times as fast out of the box with nothing to install, learn or manage.
  • Search – Choose default search engine – Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo e.t.c
  • Easy to switch to Brave – It’s easy to import your settings from your old browser. You can do it during the welcome tour or later through the menus.
  • Privacy and Security – Brave fights malware and prevents tracking, keeping your information safe and secure. Clearing of browsing data and a built-in password manager.
  • Support your favorite sites with Brave Rewards – with Brave Rewards activated, you can support the content creators you love at the amount that works for you.
  • Form autofill which saves you time when working with forms
  • Extensions/Plugins – Brave Desktop now supports most of the Chrome extensions in the chrome web store

Install Brave Web Browser on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Desktop

You can either install the stable release of Brave Web browser on CentOS / RHEL Linux Desktop or go with the Beta version if you’re more interested in latest features. The packages for Brave browser are not available on the default CentOS / RHEL 8 repositories. We’ll need to add the Brave repository before doing installation of Brave Browser on CentOS 8 Desktop.

Import repository key:

sudo rpm --import https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc

Add Brave Browser YUM repository to CentOS 8 Workstation.

sudo dnf -y install dnf-utils
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/x86_64/

The command execution will give an output similar to below.

Adding repo from: https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/x86_64/

Confirm there is a file added to /etc/yum.repos.d directory.

$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com_x86_64_.repo 
name=created by dnf config-manager from https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/x86_64/

Once the repository has been added, use dnf or yum package manager to install Brave Web Browser on CentOS 8 Desktop.

Then install Brave web browser on Fedora:

sudo dnf install brave-browser

Hit the y key in your keyboard to begin installation of Brave Browser on CentOS 8 Desktop.

Transaction Summary
Install  20 Packages

Total download size: 139 M
Installed size: 227 M
Is this ok [y/N]:  y

For complete installation you should see below output in your terminal.

  at-3.1.20-12.el8.x86_64                         brave-browser-1.49.120-1.x86_64               brave-keyring-1.10-1.noarch                   desktop-file-utils-0.23-8.el8.x86_64
  emacs-filesystem-1:26.1-7.el8.noarch            libX11-xcb-1.6.8-5.el8.x86_64                 libdrm-2.4.111-1.el8.x86_64                   liberation-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch
  liberation-fonts-common-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch   liberation-mono-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch   liberation-sans-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch   liberation-serif-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch
  libpciaccess-0.14-1.el8.x86_64                  libwayland-server-1.19.0-1.el8.x86_64         libxshmfence-1.3-2.el8.x86_64                 llvm-libs-14.0.6-1.module+el8.7.0+1080+d88dc670.x86_64
  mesa-libgbm-22.1.5-2.el8.x86_64                 mesa-vulkan-drivers-22.1.5-2.el8.x86_64       vulkan-loader-          xdg-utils-1.1.2-5.el8.noarch


To start using Brave Browser on CentOS 8 Workstation, launch it from the command line or graphical interface.

$ brave-browser
### OR ###
$ brave-browser-stable

You’re set for a roll with Brave browser on CentOS 8 Workstation. Check other guides on CentOS 8 available in our website.


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