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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 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 Desktop

You can either install the stable release of Brave Web browser on CentOS 8 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 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 
[brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com_x86_64_]
name=created by dnf config-manager from https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/x86_64/
baseurl=https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/x86_64/
enabled=1

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.

Dependencies resolved.
===================================================================================================================================================================================================================
 Package                                           Architecture                      Version                                       Repository                                                                 Size
===================================================================================================================================================================================================================
Installing:
 brave-browser                                     x86_64                            1.11.97-1                                     brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com_x86_64_                             76 M
Installing dependencies:
 brave-keyring                                     noarch                            1.8-1                                         brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com_x86_64_                             11 k
 libXScrnSaver                                     x86_64                            1.2.3-1.el8                                   AppStream                                                                  31 k
 libappindicator-gtk3                              x86_64                            12.10.0-19.el8                                AppStream                                                                  43 k
 libdbusmenu                                       x86_64                            16.04.0-12.el8                                AppStream                                                                 140 k
 libdbusmenu-gtk3                                  x86_64                            16.04.0-12.el8                                AppStream                                                                  41 k
 liberation-fonts                                  noarch                            1:2.00.3-7.el8                                BaseOS                                                                     20 k
 liberation-serif-fonts                            noarch                            1:2.00.3-7.el8                                BaseOS                                                                    609 k
 libindicator-gtk3                                 x86_64                            12.10.1-14.el8                                AppStream                                                                  70 k
 mesa-vulkan-drivers                               x86_64                            19.3.4-2.el8                                  AppStream                                                                 3.5 M
 vulkan-loader                                     x86_64                            1.2.131.1-1.el8                               AppStream                                                                 114 k

Transaction Summary
===================================================================================================================================================================================================================
Install  11 Packages

Total download size: 80 M
Installed size: 92 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                                                                                                                              2.0 MB/s |  80 MB     00:40     
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                                                                                                                                                           1/1 
  Installing       : libdbusmenu-16.04.0-12.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                        1/11 
  Installing       : libdbusmenu-gtk3-16.04.0-12.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                   2/11 
  Installing       : vulkan-loader-1.2.131.1-1.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                     3/11 
  Installing       : mesa-vulkan-drivers-19.3.4-2.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                  4/11 
  Installing       : brave-keyring-1.8-1.noarch                                                                                                                                                               5/11 
  Running scriptlet: brave-keyring-1.8-1.noarch                                                                                                                                                               5/11 
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start atd.service

  Installing       : liberation-serif-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch                                                                                                                                             6/11 
  Installing       : liberation-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch                                                                                                                                                   7/11 
  Installing       : libindicator-gtk3-12.10.1-14.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                  8/11 
  Installing       : libappindicator-gtk3-12.10.0-19.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                               9/11 
  Installing       : libXScrnSaver-1.2.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                        10/11 
  Running scriptlet: brave-browser-1.11.97-1.x86_64                                                                                                                                                          11/11 
  Installing       : brave-browser-1.11.97-1.x86_64                                                                                                                                                          11/11 
  Running scriptlet: brave-browser-1.11.97-1.x86_64                                                                                                                                                          11/11 
Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start atd.service

  Verifying        : libXScrnSaver-1.2.3-1.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                         1/11 
  Verifying        : libappindicator-gtk3-12.10.0-19.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                               2/11 
  Verifying        : libdbusmenu-16.04.0-12.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                        3/11 
  Verifying        : libdbusmenu-gtk3-16.04.0-12.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                   4/11 
  Verifying        : libindicator-gtk3-12.10.1-14.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                  5/11 
  Verifying        : mesa-vulkan-drivers-19.3.4-2.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                  6/11 
  Verifying        : vulkan-loader-1.2.131.1-1.el8.x86_64                                                                                                                                                     7/11 
  Verifying        : liberation-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch                                                                                                                                                   8/11 
  Verifying        : liberation-serif-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch                                                                                                                                             9/11 
  Verifying        : brave-browser-1.11.97-1.x86_64                                                                                                                                                          10/11 
  Verifying        : brave-keyring-1.8-1.noarch                                                                                                                                                              11/11 
Installed products updated.

Installed:
  brave-browser-1.11.97-1.x86_64         brave-keyring-1.8-1.noarch             libXScrnSaver-1.2.3-1.el8.x86_64             libappindicator-gtk3-12.10.0-19.el8.x86_64 libdbusmenu-16.04.0-12.el8.x86_64      
  libdbusmenu-gtk3-16.04.0-12.el8.x86_64 liberation-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch liberation-serif-fonts-1:2.00.3-7.el8.noarch libindicator-gtk3-12.10.1-14.el8.x86_64    mesa-vulkan-drivers-19.3.4-2.el8.x86_64
  vulkan-loader-1.2.131.1-1.el8.x86_64  

Complete!

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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