Min: A minimalist open source web browser

Browser min

Min is a free and open source web browser developed for Mac OS X and Linux, it is characterized by being a browser with a minimalist and high-performance design. Min andIt is developed in the Electron framework and makes use of the HTML5, CSS and JavaScript languages to give it that great minimalist touch.

Account with all the basic functions of a web browser, of which a user uses normally. It is characterized by responding instantly since its search bar answers questions immediately, Obtaining the information provided by the DuckDuckGo search engine.

Account with a fairly clean and easy to use interface. Min also allows you to configure search engines, such as Google, Bing and Yahoo.
As well has the incorporation of an ad blocking function which allows users to choose to view the ads or not.

In the same way, when a user has a limited or very expensive connection. Min allows you to block scripts and images using less data thus increasing the loading speed of the pages.
It allows the grouping of tabs, dragging the tabs around the browser, dropping them, organizing them and more.
In addition, the browser requires few resources compared to some other popular browsers which use many more.

With this we can say that Min is a browser that helps reduce energy use in a web browsing session, making it an excellent choice for notebooks.

Between its main characteristics of Min:

  • DuckDuckGo information in the search bar.
  • Built-in ad and tracker blocking
  • Minimalist interface
  • Full text search for visited pages
  • History
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Lash enhancements tabs open to the right and fade when inactive.
  • It has a dark theme
  • Minimalist user interface
  • Provides a focus mode allows you to focus on the current tab by hiding all other tabs.
  • PDF viewer
  • Creation of tabs and tasks.
  • Simple bookmark management.
  • Reading control.
  • Style script support.
  • HTML5 support on YouTube.
  • Support for Adobe Flash.

How to install Min on Debian9, Ubuntu 18.04 and derivatives?

If we want to install this browser in our operating system we must follow the following steps. Firstly, We must open a terminal Ctrl + Alt + T and we are going to download the following package in order to install the browser.

min browser

We will support ourselves with the help of wget for the download, for this we are going to type:

wget https://github.com/minbrowser/min/releases/download/v1.7.1/min_1.7.1_amd64.deb

Si you are using a system with 32-bit architecture the package you must download is:

wget https://github.com/minbrowser/min/releases/download/v1.7.1/min_1.7.1_i386.deb

Already done the download, we can install the newly acquired package with our preferred application manager.

Or on the same open terminal we execute the following command to install it.

For the 64-bit package:

sudo dpkg -i min_1.7.0_amd64.deb

For the 32-bit package:

sudo dpkg -i min_1.7.1_i386.deb

How to install Min on Arc Linux, Manjaro and derivatives?

For Arch Linux users, Manjaro or some derivative of these we are lucky that the browser binary is inside the AUR repository, with which we will support ourselves to be able to install it in a simple way in our system.

For this we must have the AUR repository enabled in our pacman.conf file, we are going to open a terminal and we are going to execute this command to install the browser:

yaourt -S min

And we answer that we do not want to edit the compilation file, that if we want to download and compile it and with that we will be asked for our password to raise the privileges and the browser is installed.

For the rest of the distributions we must download the source code browser from the following link.

And we must compile it to be able to enjoy it in our system.

Once the installation is done, we can look for Min in our applications menu to be able to run it and start using it.

If you know of any other minimalist browser that we can talk about, don't hesitate to share it with us in the comments.

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