How to install GNOME Web or Epiphany on Ubuntu

Gnome Web, also known as Epiphany, is a free and open-source web browser that is designed to be simple, lightweight, and fast. It is the default web browser for most GNOME desktop environments, which is a popular Linux desktop environment used by many distributions. Gnome Web uses the WebKit rendering engine, which provides fast and reliable rendering of web pages, and it also supports the latest web standards such as HTML5 and CSS3.

One of the unique features of Gnome Web is its integration with the GNOME desktop environment, which allows it to provide a seamless and integrated browsing experience for users. Gnome Web also provides a number of useful features such as a built-in ad-blocker, a download manager, and support for web extensions.

To install the Gnome Web (also known as Epiphany) browser on Ubuntu, you can follow these simple steps:

    1. Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” in the applications menu.
    2. Run the following command to update the package index:
    3. sudo apt update
    4. Once the package index is updated, run the following command to install the Gnome Web browser:
    5. sudo apt install epiphany-browser
    6. Type your password and press Enter when prompted. The installation process will start, and the required packages will be downloaded and installed automatically.
    7. Once the installation is complete, you can open the Gnome Web browser from the applications menu or searching ‘Web’ on search box or by typing “epiphany” in the terminal.

    That’s it! You have successfully installed the Gnome Web browser on Ubuntu.

    Install Using Snap

    To install the Gnome Web browser on Ubuntu using Snap, you can follow these steps:

    1. Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” in the applications menu.
    2. Run the following command to install Snapd, the Snap daemon:
    3. sudo apt install snapd

      I had written detailed installation and usage of snap HERE

    4. Once Snapd is installed, run the following command to install Gnome Web using Snap:
    5. sudo snap install epiphany
    6. Type your password and press Enter when prompted. The installation process will start, and the required packages will be downloaded and installed automatically.
    7. Once the installation is complete, you can open Gnome Web from the applications menu (you can search for “Web”) or by typing “epiphany” in the terminal.

    That’s it! You have successfully installed Gnome Web using Snap on Ubuntu.

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