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Brave browser - 64-bit Linux browser
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Oct 2016, 11:40    Post subject:  Brave browser - 64-bit Linux browser
Subject description: promising privacy AND money-making ads at the same time
 

https://brave.com/downloads.html

Brave browser is multiplatform, including Linux, and promising privacy first, and money-making ads secondly, but the kind of ads that are unconspicuous and globally not detrimental to you : no tracking, not even by Brave servers. It is supposed to be a win-win situation : publishers receive bitcoins, and websites and users too. As for users, they have two choices : either keep the bitcoins in exchange for viewing ads, or donating their bitcoins to their prefered websites.

Brave browser would like to make adblockers irrelevant, and pay bitcoins to publishers, websites and users, whereas what we see these days is a war against adblockers and websites being closed because of a lack of ad revenue.

But Brave browser has an uphill battle facing it, Firefox or Chrome users will need more than a bitcoin incentive to change for Brave, and will keep on using adblockers for the forseable future, even if Brave would like this change to happen for the common good.

March 3, 2018 :
Brave is a web browser that blocks virtually all internet advertisements and instead, replaces them with a sustainable way to pay for content. Each website you visit, Brave pays for what you would for the viewing of advertisements.

Here is how to download Brave browser (for all Linux OS, including Puppy and Dog) :

wget https://laptop-updates.brave.com/latest/linux64 -O- | tar xj

Brave will extract inside of your home folder. Open it, and double-click on “brave” inside the “Brave-linux-x64” folder to run the browser.

To have Brave updated on a regular basis, you need to have it in your source.list :
Step 1 :
Install software repository key : curl https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
Step 2 :
Add the repo : echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt `lsb_release -sc` main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-`lsb_release -sc`.list
Step 3 :
#apt update and #apt install brave

Further reading :
https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/install-brave-browser-on-linux/

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Sailor Enceladus

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Oct 2016, 11:54    Post subject:  

No 32-bit Linux version so it is useless on my laptop (unless the Windows 32-bit version works in Wine I guess).
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mgolden


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct 2016, 07:14    Post subject:  

Has anyone tried loading Brave on a 64-bit version of Puppy Linux?
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OscarTalks


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct 2016, 09:35    Post subject:  

Quick test of brave 0.12.7
Runs in Tahr64
Runs in Slacko64 6.3.0 but needs libgnome-keyring which is just one simple lib install via PPM.

Pepper Flash plugin libpepflashplayer.so needs to be installed in /usr/lib/pepperflashplugin-nonfree if you want Flash to work.

Twitter and Periscope videos work.

Don't know if Netflix will work if you add libwidevinecdm.so from Chrome. Someone else will need to verify this.

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct 2016, 16:32    Post subject:  

Hi, Oscar.

Thought I'd give this a quick try-out.

Installed (so far) in Slacko64 6.3.0. Installed libgnome-keyring from PPM.

Created folder 'pepperflashplugin-nonfree' in both /usr/lib and /usr/lib64, & symlinked libpepflashplayer.so into both of them, since I never know which of the two Mick has set stuff up to work from; Tahrpup's /usr/lib64 merely sym-links into /usr/lib anyway.

Brave can't find Pepper.....and NetFlix doesn't work, despite sym-linking libwidevinecdm.so into /usr/share/brave. Says it 'can't find all the components needed for NetFlix to run'. So now you know.

Will try it in Tahr64 at some point.

Hope that helps!


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct 2016, 18:13    Post subject:  

Hi Mike,

I was in Tahr64 when I got Pepper Flash working. The pepperflashplugin-nonfree directory was under /usr/lib but as you say lib64 is a symlink anyway. There is a setting in brave in the security section which you have to enable to get Flash to work. If the plugin is missing this setting switch is greyed out.

Thanks for trying Netflix. One further quick test might be to try substitution of the libffmpeg.so from Chrome or the vivaldi ffmpeg codecs package from here http://repo.herecura.eu/herecura/x86_64/ but if that doesn't work it may be a no-go.

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Oct 2016, 20:03    Post subject:  

Hi, Oscar.

OscarTalks wrote:
There is a setting in brave in the security section which you have to enable to get Flash to work. If the plugin is missing this setting switch is greyed out.


Ah. I wasn't aware of that. I may try again in Slacko64.....but it'll be tomorrow before I get a chance to try it in Tahr64. I'll keep you posted, anyway.

Cheers for the info.


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mgolden


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PostPosted: Sat 19 Nov 2016, 20:01    Post subject:  

It appears Brave is an active project. The latest version was released 5 days ago.

Perhaps someone would like to play with it over the holidays.

https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/releases
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perdido


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PostPosted: Sun 19 Nov 2017, 21:09    Post subject:  

This ad-free browser is still being developed by ex-mozilla CEO.

Still only 64-bit Linux.

https://brave.com/

https://brave.com/downloads.html

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