A web browser is application software that lets you use the internet to get information from different sources around the world. There are different types of web browsers available with mostly the same features in comparison. Some web browsers offer additional capabilities compared to other browsers depending on consumers’ needs. The most common Web browsers include Google Chrome, Firefox, Brave, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Vivaldi, DuchDuckGo, and more.

Vivaldi

Vivaldi Web browser is termed as the best internet web browser for multitasking. It is a free web browser built on chromium-based technology like Google chrome hence allowing you to ad Chrome extensions. Vivaldi contains numerous customization options and adds any website to the toolbar. You can move the toolbar to the top, bottom, or sides, and pin web pages to the side for simultaneous browsing.

Some of the unique features include.

  • Built-in features like Notes, Screen Capture, Image Properties, etc.
  • Supports Tab Grouping and keeps everything tidy, especially with lots of tabs open.
  • View Tabs on a split screen.
  • Built-in mail client, Calendar, Feed Reader, Sync, Tracker & Ad Blocker.
  • Create Custom themes.
  • Built-in, private translation tool.

Install Vivaldi on RHEL 9|CentOS 9

Go to the Downloads Page and grab the latest RPM package for Vivaldi.

Alternatively, you can use the wget utility to download the package

wget https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable-5.4.2753.37-1.x86_64.rpm

Then install the package with the following command

sudo dnf install vivaldi-stable-5.4.2753.37-1.x86_64.rpm

Start the application with the following command

vivaldi

You can also start the browser from the Application launcher.

Setup Vivaldi on CentOS 9|RHEL 9

The web browser opens as shown below. You can choose the type of package you want. All are free but they differ in the features available on each. For a beginner, You can choose the Classic option which has the basic and essential functionalities to use and start Vivaldi with. Click on Continue.

The next option would be to import data from your current browser to Vivaldi. Select the browser and click on continue.

You have an option of selecting either to block trackers and Ads or not.

You can also select a theme. I am a big fan of the Dark theme which I will go through with.

Next, you can select the position to place your tab bar.

Click on Finish to end the process.

The Vivaldi Browser opens as shown below. The Speed Dial page has thumbnails of common websites that you can visit.

The Bookmarks sections has a list of sites bookmarked.

The Notes sections allows you add notes on your browser without the need to use another application. These notes can be synced to your account.

You can also customize the browser further from the settings.

With that, You have Vivaldi up and ready to use on your system.

Brave

Brave Web Browser is termed the most secure Web browser. It mainly focuses on the security and privacy of the user. It blocks creepy ads that are found on different sites visited, advertising, cookies, phishing, and malware. With Fewer to no ads, it means faster page load, better battery life, and even mobile data savings. Brave Browser is free and is built on the open-source Chromium Web core and it is available for desktop, android, and iOS.

Some of the features include;

  • An independent search, free video calls, offline playlists, and even a customizable news feed.
  • Create Custom themes.
  • Crypto wallet to buy, store, send and swap your crypto assets.
  • Brave Rewards are tokens gained by opting into privacy-preserving, first-party ads.
  • Built-in IPFS integration, onion routing with Tor, custom filter lists.
  • Import bookmarks and extensions from your old browser in one click.
  • Brave Firewall + VPN protects everything you do online on Android and iOS.

Install Brave on RHEL 9|CentOS 9

Install dependencies that may be required by Brave.

sudo dnf install dnf-plugins-core

Add the Brave repository to your system and import the Key.

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/x86_64/
sudo rpm --import https://brave-browser-rpm-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc

Then install Brave with the following command.

sudo dnf install brave-browser

You can use the command below to start brave from the terminal.

brave-browser

Start the application from the Application Launcher.

Setup Brave on CentOS 9|RHEL 9

The brave browser would open with a prompt to ask you to set it as a default browser (if opening for the first time). Then it opens with the welcome tour which you may choose to go through with or skip.

You can choose to import bookmarks or not from your current browser in the process.

Once finished, The Startpage of the browser opens as shown below.

You can choose to further customize the dashboard by clicking on the Customize button.

To add extensions, click on Extensions from the menu.

The following page opens with a redirect link to the Chrome Web Store.

Click on the link to open the Chrom Web Store which has vast extensions to add to your browser.

With that, You are set to use the Brave Browser on your system.

Conclusion

We have installed Vivaldi and Brave Web browsers on RHEL 9|CentOS 9. Vivaldi is fast, stable, and has many features up its sleeve. It allows you to sync bookmarks, autofill information, Passwords, and Speed Dials. Brave on the other hand helps you to protect your privacy while online allowing you to Browse privately. Search privately. And ditch Big Tech. Check below for some of the related articles;

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