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4 Worthwhile Open Source Browser Alternatives

Web browser almost like a soccer team, each has its own organized crowd (). The purpose of this post is not to ignite comments, or to say that one is superior to the other. I'll just demonstrate that there are great open source alternatives, so it's up to you to test and see which one best fits your daily life. Without further ado let's go to the list:

browser-web-browser-open-source-linux Some browsers on this list are familiar to most users, I'm talking about you Firefox! () However, some users may be surprised and meet new browsers. This is precisely the purpose, to stimulate your curiosity to test something unknown. Some browsers will be available in Snap format. Therefore, if you want to install any app that uses this technology, there is a need to have Snap configured on your system. Visit this post if you haven't already. Remembering that Snap in Ubuntu comes by default.

Mozilla Firefox

I start the list with the beloved Firefox, the companion fox of many who are reading this post. I couldn't make a selection with my 4 favorite open source browsers, without even mentioning or listing Firefox. In fact, its verse 68 recently came full of news. Access the post written by Ricardo (The IT Guy) and learn more. Mozilla Firefox distributed under the MPL 2.0 license, and you can access Mozilla's Github and see all the technologies employed in the browser. browser-web-browser-open-source-linux-snap-ubuntu-firefox

You can easily install Mozilla Firefox in your distribution by searching your district store, or installing via terminal. In Ubuntu, for example:

sudo apt install firefox

If you use a distribution that does not have the latest versions of Firefox, you can install your version in Snap.

sudo snap install firefox


Another known Chromium, unfortunately, some users erroneously spread that it is a virus. The cornerstone of this story was to hear it from the mouth of technicians and various Internet tutorials, teaching how to remove the browser from Windows. Little do they know that Chromium is the base of Google Chrome, and several other browsers, including the new Microsoft Edge. Chromium distributed under license BSD (3-Clause). You can access your official mirror on Github by this link. browser-web-browser-open-source-linux-snap-ubuntu-chromium

Chromium is in most distributions, on Ubuntu you can install it from the store or via terminal:

sudo apt install chromium-browser

There is also a possibility to install the browser via Snap in your distribution.

sudo snap install chromium


Brave has gained popularity because of its standard features. For greater privacy, the browser has built-in tools to block unwanted crawling of websites and advertisements. Brave distributed under the MPL 2.0 license, access your Github for this link. We have a tutorial demonstrating how to install the browser, you can learn from this post. browser-web-browser-open-source-linux-snap-ubuntu-brave

You can install Brave via Snap, in the previous link there are other ways.

sudo snap install brave


Incubated by the KDE Project, Falkon is a browser developed in Qt. In the past some might know the project by another name, QupZilla, after support from the KDE community, the browser has been renamed and redesigned. Maybe in the future it will become Plasma's default browser, that's only time dir (). We have a post talking about Falkon, if you're interested, visit and learn more about the browser. Falkon distributed under license GPL 3.0, if you wish, this is the link to your github. browser-web-browser-open-source-linux-snap-ubuntu-kde-falkon

Falkon is in most distributions, just search your store or install via terminal, in Ubuntu just use this command:

sudo apt install falkon

Your Snap version can be used in your district, and is always in the latest versions.

sudo snap install falkon

I highly recommend testing the applications suggested here, and if you know of other open source solutions that are interesting, be sure to share.

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