How to install Xombrero on Ubuntu

How to install Xombrero on Ubuntu

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. 


Installation procedure

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:
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
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)

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 wily InRelease
Hit wily InRelease                        
Hit wily-security InRelease             
Hit wily Release.gpg                          
Hit wily InRelease                         
Hit wily Release                                   
Hit wily InRelease                                   
Hit wily-updates InRelease                       
Hit wily/main amd64 Packages                         
Hit wily-security/main Sources                     
Get:1 wily InRelease [15.4 kB]                       
Hit wily-backports InRelease                     
Hit wily/main i386 Packages                          
Hit wily-security/restricted Sources
Hit 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:
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 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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