Browsers Trying To Be Brave

Well for the time being I have temporarily retired my Vivaldi Browser which has been my friend for the past 7 years ....

I installed Brave ..... no not the snap or flatpak ones but one I believe I got off the Ubuntu website .....

mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$ flatpak list
mike@mike-ROG-Strix-G731GT-G731GT:~$ snap list
No snaps are installed yet. Try 'snap install hello-world'.

### Snap

You can find Brave in the Snapcraft Store, but while it is maintained by Brave Software, it is not yet working as well as our official packages. We currently recommend that users who are able to use our official package repositories do so instead of using the Snap.

I'm not sure if it will be auto-updated or not yet although I believe I read that it will ..... but time will tell .... I hope ....

A word of advise go on-line or check out videos and see how to customize your settings .... as a stock browser you do need to change some of the security features of the browser and not just the ones in the security setting ..... visit several different sites to get other view points .... for videos try to find the newest ones posted ..... but then you knew that .... :smile:

So what do I think of it ???? ..... to coin a phrase .... "This sucker is fast" ..... it did take me a while to get used to all the changes between it and Vivaldi but it seems to be leveling out now ...... favorites were transport intact and fast from Vivaldi ..... passwords were not ..... Vivaldi does not export passwords ..... so any site requiring a password must be reentered but at least Brave stores them for you again ....

There is a lot of difference between the way these two browsers use customization ..... Vivaldi has tons of things that you can change while Brave has a lot less such items ..... but Brave seems to do an adequate job of giving you just what you actually need .....

So far I'm really enjoy using this fast light browser .... is it my permanent browser ...... to soon to tell but I leaning toward that .... for now I say Bravo for Brave ..... :+1:


If a regular package and not a Snap, it will not auto update. When you update your packages with GUI or command line, if there is an update to Brave in the repository it is in, that is when you will get an update.

I'm confused, you said that you installed Brave from Ubuntu's website? I wouldn't recommend that and instead follow these instructions listed by the Brave team itself. This installs the .deb package and ensures auto updates:

For a long time I've been waiting for Vivaldi to do the right thing and become fully open source, but that doesn't seem to be happening any time soon. That and the fact that it's still quite buggy and slow just makes it unsuitable for my needs. It's a shame, really, as I do like what they are trying to do and how they're the only ones at least trying to come up with innovative features. Sometimes they come up with strange and questionable ones, but that's part of the process.

I really prefer Brave over basically any other Chromium-based alternative, even more so than Ungoogled Chromium which I rarely use anymore, except for very specific situations.


I agree with every single sentence of this expression.
You neatly summarize exactly how I feel about Vivaldi. It truly is a shame.


Thank you I reinstalled Brave using the terminal commands given on that site .....

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Funny enough, I now use Gnome's Epiphany more than I ever did use Vivaldi. I'm starting to value simplicity more and more every day, and while Epiphany falls short on many areas it has been getting better these past few Gnome releases.

I've wanted to like Vivaldi, but after many trial periods have given up. More features than I want or need.

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I think it is a serious threat to open source browsers that features like EME, which cannot be implemented by open source, become a web standard.

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