I want to install Brave brower on Elementary OS, it is not present in the App Center or the official repos. I googled but I could not find something simple that I as a linux beginner (Noob😣) could understand and do. Is there a simple way to do it?something similar to sudo apt-get install Brave .

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According to the official docs of the Brave browser you can install it via apt-get after adding the repository to your sources list:

curl https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt/keys.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt `lsb_release -sc` main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-`lsb_release -sc`.list

sudo apt update
sudo apt install brave

More info: here

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    This doesn't appear to work anymore. I keep getting a 403 Forbidden whenever it tries to download the apt files from S3, while running sudo apt update Jun 26, 2018 at 0:57
  • I used the work around discussed here github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/6649 To pretend like xenial after getting 403 Forbidden, I manually edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-loki.list file (loki to xenial).
    – otterb
    Jun 29, 2018 at 19:53
  • You need to modify the distribution-specific information (lsb_release returned value), to use the value of Ubuntu's one instead of elementary os, i.e 'bionic' for elementary os Juno, instead of 'juno'. So the complete command would be: echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/brave-apt bionic main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-bionic.list
    – RandomUser
    Apr 2, 2019 at 15:36

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