How to Install Netsurf Web Browser (Netsurf App) In Ubuntu – A Free Web Browser for Linux

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Netsurf web browser in Ubuntu. Netsurf app is an open source free web browser application used to browse internet websites. It’s a nice lightweight and user-friendly application to use. Netsurf web browser was developed by Netsurf developers using ANSI C programming language in the year 2007 and released under GNU GPLv2 license.

Now let’s have a look at features of the Netsurf app free web browser :

  • It’s a cross-platform application available for major operating system’s Unix, Linux, Microsoft Windows macOS.
  • The best advantage of this application is you can use the Netsurf web browser (Netsurf app) application without installing it by using a 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 matters like bank transactions, access email account, social accounts…etc…Securely.
  • You can check your local and global browsing history.
How to Install Netsurf Web Browser (Netsurf App) In Ubuntu – A Free Web Browser for Linux

How to Install Netsurf Web Browser (Netsurf App) In Ubuntu – A Free Web Browser for Linux

Follow the below steps to install Netsurf web browser (Netsurf app) in Ubuntu – a free web browser for Linux

Before starting the installation of the Netsurf web browser let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 xenial-security InRelease                                                                         
Hit:2 beta InRelease                                                                             
Hit:3 xenial InRelease              
Hit:4 xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:5 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 the default repository of Ubuntu. So let’s go ahead and install the same using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ 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:
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.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l netsurf   # Confirm the installed Package
| 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 the shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

[email protected]:~$ netsurf   # Open the Application

You can also open the Netsurf app free web browser application graphically using Search your computer box.

Also Read – How to Install Mozilla Firefox Nightly Browser in Ubuntu

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to Install Netsurf Web Browser (Netsurf App) In Ubuntu – A Free Web Browser for Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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1 Response

  1. alfmmeling says:

    $ sudo apt-get install netsurf
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree… Done
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package netsur

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