What is the most annoying thing you encounter while using the internet?
Let me guess. Annoying pop-ads or inappropriate ads that has littered the web space. Most of these ads are merely a distraction and spoil the user experience. When I say user experience, I mean the reading experience. Because of these ads, the tech-savvy people use ad-blocker plugins in their browser.
Brave: A browser that blocks tracking by default
The main promised features of Brave are focused on three points:
- Fast browsing: by blocking trackers and intrusive ads that slows down the browsing
- Secure browsing: blocks harmful advertising and redirects sites to HTTPS using HTTPS Everywhere
- Privacy: blocks tracking Pixels and tracking Cookies
That sounds more like the features of a browser plugin, rather than a full-fledged browser, isn’t it?
Brave promises that users will be getting a faster, secure, clean and ad-free web browsing. But you cannot simply kill ads from the website. After all, the publisher rely on the income from the ads, don’t they?
Brave rewards publishers with its own payment system
Initially, Brave planned to replace the websites’ ads with its own ‘cleaner ads’. That didn’t happen. Instead, Brave introduced a payment system that allows readers to pay certain amount to their favorite websites either automatically or manually.
Brave is also working on an option to enable users to ‘opt for ads’ for their favorite websites.
If you start using Brave on our invitation, It’s FOSS will get some reward points from Brave.
Install Brave browser on Linux
You can easily install Brave on Linux thanks to its snap package.
Ubuntu users can find Brave in the Software Center itself and can install it from there.
For all other Linux distributions, if you have enabled snap support, you can install Brave browser using this command:
sudo snap install brave
You can also install it from source code. You can find source code of Brave on its GitHub repository.
Brave is also available on other platforms like Windows, macOS and mobile platforms like Android and iOS.
How’s your experience with Brave Browser?
Do you use Brave browser regularly? Do you think it can replace Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome? What’s your view on the Brave payment system?
Share your views with the rest of us in the comment section.