Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 21:44

Iridium is a Chromium-based browser that focused on privacy and security. It disabled many Google features/services by default (e.g. changing the search to Qwant), block third-party cookies, added more latest technologies (like WebRTC), with more security enhancements. It's an entry on FSF Directory that replace Chromium. It's officially available for GNU/Linux (Ubuntu & openSUSE), Mac OS X, and Windows. Here how to install Iridium on Ubuntu.

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1. Add Iridium Repo Key

Adding new repo in Ubuntu requires adding its key, for your security. Do this command line:

wget -qO -|sudo apt-key add -

2. Add Iridium Repo Address

Just add these two Iridium address lines into your sources.list:
deb [arch=amd64] stable main
#deb-src stable main

To add them, the easy method is this single command (copy & paste it into Terminal):

sudo echo -e "deb [arch=amd64] stable main\n#deb-src stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list

3. Get Iridium Repo Index

Do  $ sudo apt-get update  command line to introduce your system to new repo.

4. Install Iridium

Do  $ sudo apt-get install iridium-browser  to download the browser & install it. At March 29th I got version 54 with 55MB of download.

5. Run Iridium

Now, Iridium Browser icon should be available on your desktop menu.