brave or edge??

Story: How to Install Brave Browser on Debian 11Total Replies: 2
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a_hippie_2

Aug 24, 2021
8:24 PM EST
Don't think I ever visited the linked site before, but when it gets to the part of "how to upgrade Edge browser" it caused me concern. When I clicked on the author link, it just starts shifting through various articles. Poor work.

For the browser, I checked Brave's site trying to figure out if it's open source. Still don't know.

shrug, I guess I'll pass on that too.

regards
TxtEdMacs

Aug 25, 2021
2:00 PM EST
Check this link: https://itsfoss.com/brave-vs-firefox/

"Brave vs. Firefox Browser

Brave and Mozilla’s Firefox are two of the most popular web browsers for privacy-conscious users and open-source enthusiasts.

Considering that both focus heavily on privacy and security, ... "

My impression is that Brave is a fork of the Firefox code with differing areas of stress. So the take away is: this is not a proprietary tool as is Edge, thus, safe to use for individuals that prefer Free (better described as Libra, i.e. not necessarily at no cost) / Open Source, which might not be either free or really open.
jdixon

Aug 26, 2021
11:08 AM EST
> My impression is that Brave is a fork of the Firefox code with differing areas of stress.

Brave is actually a fork of Chromium. From memory, they looked at the Firefox code, but the Chromium code was simply faster.

As for it being opensource, from https://brave.com/download-nightly/

"Brave is open source and always available to review on GitHub." I'll admit they don't make it easy to find.

The Github link is https://github.com/brave/brave-browser

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