HOW TO INSTALL NETSURF WEB BROWSER (NETSURF APP) IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A FREE WEB BROWSER FOR LINUX
In this article we are going to learn How to install Netsurf web browser in Ubuntu 16.04. Netsurf app is a open source free web browser application used to browser internet websites. It’s an nice light weight and user friendly application to use. Netsurf web browser was developed by Netsurf developers using ANSI C programming language on year 2007 and released under GNU GPLv2 license.
Now let’s have a look at features of Netsurf app free web browser :
- It’s an cross platform application available for major operating system’s Unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows MacOS.
- The best advantage of this application is you can use Netsurf web browser (Netsurf app) application without installing it by using portable version of this application.
- It supports HTML 4.0, CSS 2.1
- You can Bookmark all your favorite websites for later use.
- Supportable image formats are JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP and so on.
- Netsurf web browser supports HTTPS to access all your confidential matter’s like bank transactions, access email account, social accounts…etc…Securely.
- You can check your local and global browsing history.
Follow the below steps to install Netsurf web browser (Netsurf app) in Ubuntu 16.04 – a free web browser for Linux
Before start the installation of Netsurf web browser let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:2 http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/deb beta InRelease Hit:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Reading package lists... Done
After updating the packages & repositories now we are ready to install the Netsurf app free web browser. To do so we don’t have to install any 3rd party PPA repository as it’s a part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install netsurf # Install the Package Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required: libgtkglext1 Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it. The following additional packages will be installed: libmozjs185-1.0 netsurf-common netsurf-gtk The following NEW packages will be installed: libmozjs185-1.0 netsurf netsurf-common netsurf-gtk 0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 244 not upgraded. Need to get 2,173 kB of archives. After this operation, 7,966 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
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As you can see above we have successfully installed the Netsurf web browser package. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l netsurf # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii netsurf 3.2+dfsg-2.2build1 all small web browser with CSS support - transitional package
Now to open the application just type the command netsurf on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ netsurf # Open the Application
You can also open the Netsurf app free web browser application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the Netsurf web browser application use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r netsurf # Uninstall the Package (Reading database ... 209821 files and directories currently installed.) Removing netsurf (3.2+dfsg-2.2build1) ...
This is how we can install Netsurf web browser (Netsurf app) in Ubuntu 16.04 – a free web browser for Linux. If you found this article useful then Like us, Share this post on your preferred Social media, Subscribe our Newsletter OR if you have something to say then feel free to comment on the comment box below.