This short tutorial shows how to install Iridium, the privacy and security powered browser, on Ubuntu 18.04. Remember that Iridium is only available for 64 bit, no official 32 bit available.

1) Add the repository key of Iridium:
$ wget -qO - https://downloads.iridiumbrowser.de/ubuntu/iridium-release-sign-01.pub | sudo apt-key add -


2) Add the repository into a new sources.list:

You can add only the first one below. However, the second one is the source code repository and you can add it (and remove the # to enable it) if you need it.
$ echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://downloads.iridiumbrowser.de/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee --append /etc/apt/sources.list.d/iridium-browser.list 

$ echo "#deb-src https://downloads.iridiumbrowser.de/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee --append /etc/apt/sources.list.d/iridium-browser.list

Edited 12 January  2018: thank you Vincent from comment section and Plop Plopesol from social media for correcting my mistake here. I am very grateful for you two!

3) Reload your repository index:
$ sudo apt-get update

4) Install Iridium Browser:
$ sudo apt-get install iridium-browser

Once installed, you can find Iridum on your menu. Enjoy!



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