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Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 23:19


Iridium Browser is not available on Trisquel 8.0 repository. It is a libre alternative to Google Chrome as published on FSF Directory (at least up to now 12 January 2018). You may want this as you need the web development features of Chrome but you don't want to use the Parabola-blacklisted Chromium Browser. The latest version now is 2018.11.71.1 based on Chromium 71 source code. If you want to install it on Trisquel 8.0, as long as your computer is 64-bit, you can follow instructions below. Enjoy!

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1) Add Iridium Browser repository key:
$ wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

2) Add the repository address :

The first command below is enough. But if you really want to download the source code of Iridium Browser, run the second command too.
$ echo "deb [arch=amd64] 
stable main" | sudo tee --append /etc/apt/sources.list.d/iridium-browser.list

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

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

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

On Trisquel 8.0, it needs to download at least 60MB of data. Find Iridium Browser on your start menu. Happy browsing securely!

  • You can find its differences to the original Chromium Browser here.
  • Iridium's FAQ is here.
  • Iridium Project Goal is here.
  • Iridium public source code development is here.

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