Xombrero is an open-source, lightweight, minimalist, web browser, developed in GTK+3 and based on the Webkit engine. It is designed for the users that prefer command-line interface over the GUI and has a command mode similar to the one in Vim, for tab switching, entering URLs, following links and navigate through the browser history. This tutorial covers the installation procedure Xombrero on Ubuntu.
To start the installation procedure, execute the following command to add the repositories in the target system.
root@linuxhelp:~# add-apt-repository ppa:unit193/xombrero xombrero is a minimalist web browser with sophisticated security features designed-in, rather than through an add-on after-the-fact. In particular, it provides both persistent and per-session controls for scripts and cookies, making it easy to thwart tracking and scripting attacks. More info: https://launchpad.net/~unit193/+archive/ubuntu/xombrero Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp0cb0tdou/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp0cb0tdou/pubring.gpg' created gpg: requesting key B58A653A from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmp0cb0tdou/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key B58A653A: public key "Launchpad PPA for Unit 193" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
The repositories are added to the system. Run the apt-get update command to update the added repository in the system.
root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get update Ign http://linux.dropbox.com wily InRelease Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net wily InRelease Hit http://security.ubuntu.com wily-security InRelease Hit http://linux.dropbox.com wily Release.gpg Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com wily InRelease Hit http://linux.dropbox.com wily Release Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net wily InRelease Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com wily-updates InRelease Hit http://linux.dropbox.com wily/main amd64 Packages Hit http://security.ubuntu.com wily-security/main Sources Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net wily InRelease [15.4 kB] Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com wily-backports InRelease Hit http://linux.dropbox.com wily/main i386 Packages Hit http://security.ubuntu.com wily-security/restricted Sources . . Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com wily-backports/universe Translation-en Fetched 15.5 kB in 16s (950 B/s) Reading package lists... Done
After updating the local repository, execute the following command to install Xombrero package in the target machine.
root@linuxhelp:~# apt-get install xombrero Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: xombrero 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 141 not upgraded. Need to get 215 kB of archives. After this operation, 777 kB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ wily/universe xombrero amd64 2:1.6.4-3 [215 kB] Fetched 215 kB in 2s (88.4 kB/s) Selecting previously unselected package xombrero. . . Processing triggers for mime-support (3.58ubuntu1) ... Setting up xombrero (2:1.6.4-3) ...
Once the package is installed, search the xombrero package in Ubuntu dashboard and click on the icon to run the application.
Wasn't that an easy installation procedure? The xombrero also includes tabs for switching and entering URLs, following links and navigating through browser history and bookmarks.
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