Google Chrome is a very popular, yet closed source web browser. This makes it a little tricky to install on a Linux system, as it’s pretty much never included by default on any distro, and usually not available for installation from official repositories. Contrast this to Mozilla Firefox, which is open source and ubiquitous across the most popular Linux distros. There’s still a Linux version of Chrome that’s developed by Google, you just have to jump through an extra hoop or two to get it installed. In this guide, we’ll go over the step by step instructions to install Google Chrome on all the most common Linux distros.
In a world where Google Chrome is, by a large margin, the most used web browser, Firefox represents the only relevant open source alternative. The Mozilla browser is installed by default (or at least available in the official repositories) of all the most used Linux distributions. In order to configure its behavior we can change settings interactively, or, more conveniently, we can create and deploy “policies”.
Users of Linux systems have many choices when it comes to web browsers, as there is a wide range that can be installed. You may already have a favorite browser or you may be still deciding which browser is right for you. In this tutorial, we have compiled a list of browsers that are available on Linux, and will show you how to install them on all major Linux distros.
The purpose of this tutorial is to show how to set the web browser environment variable on Linux. Setting environment variables is usually how users can set the default applications and programs used on their Linux system. Therefore, the browser environment variable should point to the user’s desired default web browser.
The purpose of this tutorial is to show how to install the Chromium web browser on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish. Chromium is an open source browser maintained by Google. Along with the Chromium browser itself, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, and a slew of other notable web browsers are all based on the Chromium source code. It’s safe to say that Chromium plays a huge role in the way that many users view the web today.
Web scraping is the process of analyzing the structure of HTML pages, and programmatically extract data from them. In the past we saw how to scrape the web using the Python programming language and the “Beautilful Soup” library; in this tutorial, instead, we see how to perform the same operation using a command line tool written in Rust: htmlq.
Every Ubuntu user that uses a graphical interface will have to interact with Mozilla Firefox in some capacity, since it’s the default internet browser on Ubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish. Even if you just want to uninstall it and use a different browser, you’ll at least be dealing with it for a short time. In this guide, we’ll show you how you can install, update, and uninstall Firefox on Ubuntu 22.04.
As you probably noticed a long time ago, online websites can be accessed either with or without their www. prefix. For example www.linuxconfig.org and linuxconfig.org.