Alternatives to the Firefox browser in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu web browsers

After having done a correct installation of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS there are still some things to do and modify to have a more personalized system and to our liking. This time I will show you some alternatives to the web browser that Canonical includes by default in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

The default browser used by Ubuntu has been Firefox, but not all of us like to use it, that is why I leave you here some browsers that you can use instead of this one. I should mention that this is just a personal compilation.

Google Chrome


Without a doubt one of the rivals and great alternatives to Firefox A feature for which to change to Chrome for Firefox in Ubuntu is for the support of Flash, you must remember that Flash stopped supporting Linux so to use it is only through add-ons.

And the add-on that exists for Firefox is usually not effective, plus Firefox has already been filled with features that not all of us use.

For, install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS we just have to go to the download site Chrome and get deb package. Once the download is done, we install the deb with our preferred package manager.



Another of the great and rivals of Firefox and Google Chrome, it is clear that many will criticize why change Firefox for Chrome if the consumption of resources is almost as high. Okay If you want to save resources Opera is an excellent alternative and above all with a good aspect. On the other hand, why change Firefox for Opera, is why Opera has been a browser that cares about its users and has been the first browser to implement a block for those web pages that want to mine cryptocurrencies with your computer.

To install Opera in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS you just have to go to its official website and in your download section you can get the deb package which you can install with your preferred package manager.



Vivaldi this is a browser that comes from the hand of one of the former members of Opera, which decided to create an alternative to Opera, as he was not satisfied with the changes made in this browser even though Vivaldi is inspired by many things in Opera.

It is still an excellent option and alternative to Firefox.

To install it we just have to open a terminal and execute the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb [arch=i386,amd64] stable main"

wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt update

Finally we install with:

sudo apt install vivaldi-stable



This is a browser that It is based on Webkit, it has a fairly simple interface, this browser is intended to be a lightweight option in web browsing, has all the normal functions you would expect from a web browser. Includes bookmarks, history and tabs. On top of that, RSS feeds can be handled with an included RSS reader, 3 has ad blocking with a built-in AdBlock plugin, Flash content block with Click2Flash.

To install Qupzilla in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, we can do it from the Ubuntu software center or we can open a terminal and execute the following command:

sudo apt-get install qupzilla



Es a lightweight Webkit web browser known for its efficiency, uses GTK as its graphical interface so it can be run without problems on desktops based on this such as Gnome, Xfce or LXDE, has the possibility of using tabs or windows, session manager, favorites are saved in XBEL, the search engine is based on OpenSearch.

In order to install Midori in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS we must go to its official website and download the deb package from its download section. Once the download is done, we can install the package with our preferred package manager.

Without more, these are just a few options, there are many more alternatives. If you know of any other that we can include, do not hesitate to share it in the comments.

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  1.   Diego regero said

    I prefer alternatives to Ubuntu 18.04 for the Firefox browser, eg: Debian, any other flavor of Ubuntu, ...

  2.   Nasher_87 (ARG) said

    Midori is Chrome, when you open it it already indicates it

  3.   Tania said

    You forgot to include this:
    It is from the same creator of Firefox and the Mozilla foundation.