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About Falkon Web Browser

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Falkon is a KDE web browser using QtWebEngine rendering engine, previously known as QupZilla. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. This project has been originally started only for educational purposes. But from its start, Falkon has grown into a feature-rich browser.

Falkon has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. Above that, it has by default enabled blocking ads with a built-in AdBlock plugin.

The very first version of QupZilla has been released in December 2010 and it was written in Python with PyQt4 bindings. After a few versions, QupZilla has been completely rewritten in C++ with the Qt Framework. First public release was 1.0.0-b4.

Until version 2.0, QupZilla was using QtWebKit. QtWebKit is now deprecated and new versions are using QtWebEngine.

Since version 3.0, QupZilla is no longer developed and new version are released with Falkon name as a KDE project.

Official Web Site Of the Falkon Project: Here

How To Install Falkon On Ubuntu Linux ?

We can install Falkon using the snap package manager in Ubuntu. Snap is a software packaging and deployment system developed by Canonical for operating systems that use the Linux kernel. The packages, called snaps, and the tool for using them, snapd, work across a range of Linux distributions and allow upstream software developers to distribute their applications directly to users. Snaps are self-contained applications running in a sandbox with mediated access to the host system.

# How To Install Falkon On Ubuntu Linux using snap ?
$ sudo snap install falkon --edge
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It’s also possible to isntall Falkon using flatpak. Flatpak is a framework for distributing desktop applications across various Linux distributions. It has been created by developers who have a long history of working on the Linux desktop, and is run as an independent open source project.

# How To Install Falkon On Ubuntu Linux using flatpak ?
$ sudo apt install flatpak
$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists kdeapps --from https://distribute.kde.org/kdeapps.flatpakrepo
$ flatpak install kdeapps org.kde.falkon
$ flatpak run org.kde.falkon
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Source code is managed using Git. You can browse it on Gitlab or clone it locally using:

git clone https://invent.kde.org/network/falkon.git
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In this article we installed and reviewed Falkon web browser in Ubuntu Linux using the snap package manager and flatpak.

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