Why Librewolf is not mentioned?

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So the important theme here that everyone has been saying so many times is that nothing should be retrieved outside and anything outside can't be trusted. You can only trust what is in the repositories. So Brave is not in the repositories. So it would make sense to put Brave in the repositories. So the "transport" CLI is getting it from the outside.
 
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I have no idea if one surpasses the other in security/ease of use/etc... I can only (barely) speak about Firejail from having used it for a while.
 

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i just going to go with google chrome if i need to watch media and if i need private browsing i going to use tor browser
 

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So the important theme here that everyone has said so many times is that nothing should be retrieved outside and can't be trusted unless it is in the repositories. So Brave is not in the repositories. So it would make sense to put Brave in the repositories. So the "transport" CLI is getting it from the outside.
The Linux repository of the Linux distro in use is the preferred place or the 1st place to look for Linux software.

If the software you are wanting is not available from the Linux distro repository than the next place would be the software manufacturers website.

I believe software from a legitimate software manufacture such as Brave browser would be safe and secure for download.
 
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The Linux repository of the Linux distro in use is the preferred place or the 1st place to look for Linux software.

If the software you are wanting is not available from the Linux distro repository than the next place would be the software manufacturers website.

I believe software from a legitimate software manufacture such as Brave browser would be safe and secure for download.
ungoogle chromium is in the linux mint repository but it fails to install so ya not everything in repositroy is good. just like above state repository should be install first if it possible , if can not u can install stuff like brave for a manufacture website and some time can be better becuase they website has the latest software
 

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I have no idea if one surpasses the other in security/ease of use/etc... I can only (barely) speak about Firejail from having used it for a while.
It's quite easy to use, it 'just separates the different stuff you do online but it's into categories. Same as browser isolation but in the same browser with containers although I don't know how well it actually works but would think it hasn't gotten so many good reviews for nothing.
 
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Is Mint the same as Ubuntu?
 
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Is Mint the same as Ubuntu?

No two distros are ever completely alike, which is what makes Linux unique. While Mint is derived from Ubuntu, there are significant differences between the two. I can't get into the specifics from a technical standpoint because I briefly tried out Ubuntu MATE in VM, and I've used Mint more than anything else. Now if you want to talk about the two from a development standpoint, Canonical treats Ubuntu more like a corporate product while the Mint team treats Mint more like a community-based project.
 
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I did sudo apt install firejail. It still shows 9.62; it didn't upgrade the version to 9.66

I guess it would then be a "never mind" case for firejail when using LW.

Should I wipe out my Mint and redo? The system seems messy now.
 
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That's because that's the version of Firejail that's in the Linux repository of the Linux distro you're using so it's okay to use that version.

You need to learn how to use Synaptic Package Manager to remove software and install software.

It will do a complete removal of the package and it's dependencies and then after that open the terminal and copy and paste this command.
Code:
sudo apt autoremove
That will remove any leftovers.

No reason to reinstall your Linux because of installing and uninstalling software.

I've installed and uninstalled so much software trying different things and used Synaptic Package Manager to install and uninstall.

Synaptic Package Manager
is an excellent tool imo.



Just my $2.00 dollars worth.
 
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That's because that's the version of Firejail that's in the Linux repository of the Linux distro you're using so it's okay to use that version.

You need to learn how to use Synaptic Package Manager to remove software and install software.

It will do a complete removal of the package and it's dependencies and then after that open the terminal and copy and paste this command.
Code:
sudo apt autoremove
That will remove any leftovers.

No reason to reinstall your Linux because of installing and uninstalling software.

I've installed and uninstalled so much software trying different things and used Synaptic Package Manager to install and uninstall.

It works great imo and I've only been a Linux user for 3 weeks maybe 4 weeks I don't remember but not that long.

Get on the web and learn about Linux and also the forums has a lot of helpful useful information.

I'm not trying to tell you what to do but I've learned a bunch of Linux stuff just by searching my questions that's the way I learn.

Just my $2.00 dollars worth.
Synaptic Package Manager is the best . you can customize the removal progress to customize it to your needs. their a option to remove and complete remove where are two different things. i preety sure it only handels .deb packages only but that ok i can use command line for everything eles, one other note in linux mint cinnamon u can uninstall it from the application menu but the problem with that it will only remove the icon on application menu .when switch desktop environment u will notice the program is still on the system
 
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Should I wipe out my Mint and redo? The system seems messy now.

Meh... Linux is like a pair of footwear, you gotta wear it in. Applications just sitting there do no harm. You might as well wait until you do a tweak too far and hose the system. That's a good time to reinstall and have a nice clean slate. Otherwise, keep going until you get too frustrated and just do a clean install.

I call it 'learning by breaking' and it's a pretty good way to learn Linux!

You're just gonna break it eventually. Don't worry, we all have...
 

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I did sudo apt install firejail. It still shows 0.9.62; it didn't upgrade the version to 9.66

I guess it would then a "never mind" case for firejail when using LW.

Should I wipe out my Mint and redo? The system seems messy now.
In order to get the latest firejail you will have to add the ppa for it
Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deki/firejail
Code:
sudo apt-get update
a lot of time this kind of update does not get added to the repositories until a later version of the OS comes out, if you want to upgrade them prior to repository release you will have to add the ppa
 

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i think we already said it but ppa are not clean and are messy. could go not updated for years /months
I use ppa's and don't have an issue them the main thing is to check the ppa to see if it is for your OS or not - sometimes ppa's like anything goes out of development - I have seen people use an out of date ppa then wonder why things do not work
 

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I don't care for Librewolf because for one it's not in the default repositories and I currently don't care for AppImages. I'm not going to jump browser each time Firefox is forked and I don't use one browser I use several browsers for different categories of tasks.

Technically these browsers aren't Firefox forks. They are Firefox derivatives. If Firefox goes down in flames, the Firefox derivatives will go down in flames. And I seriously doubt anyone would or could take over managing their web engine.
 

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One more reason to keep using Firefox to hopefully contribute to prevent that from happening.
I still am a little for now. But if they keep trending in the direction that are (LESS user focused, MORE politics), I'll ditch'em for good. They've gone down the shitter since ousting their founder for BS "politically correct" reasons. And they really need to pull their resources out of all these shiny new niceties and focus on bugs, privacy and security. And market better than they have.

Right now I use Brave probably 70% and Firefox 30%. Brave is simply better. It just is. Mozilla is just pissing me off. We really only have three browsers, and 90% of other "browsers" are derived from two of them; Firefox and Chromium. Three real web engines. There are others, but they have very small budgets, few resources and tiny teams. So we have, Gecko - Firefox and its derivatives, Blink - Chromimum and its derivative, and Webkit - Safari.

Mozilla needs to get their sh#t together or the sinking will be complete.
 

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I still am a little for now. But if they keep trending in the direction that are (LESS user focused, MORE politics), I'll ditch'em for good. They've gone down the shitter since ousting their founder for BS "politically correct" reasons.
I try to focus on the software and not on the politics and I hate the PC culture but I still prefer Firefox over all other browsers even though I use multiple browsers I use Firefox and Brave the most.
 
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