How to install Beaker Browser on Ubuntu

Beaker is a free and open source experimental peer-to-peer (person to person) Web browser for Linux, macOS and Windows. It is released under MIT License. It uses peer-to-peer protocol “DAT” to transfer files and websites. When you visit a dat:// website, it automatically downloads the website files and reupload (seed) to other users. It also comes with a build-in seeding menu option in address bar to easily control the seeding. The main goal of this browser is create hostless web applications. You can create and share a website from this app with a single click without any hosting server. You can also edit and view the website source code in this browser. Currently is supports DAT, HTTP, HTTPS web protocols.

Install Beaker Browser on Ubuntu:

Currently this experimental peer-to-peer browser available on ubuntu via portable AppImage package and snap.

Download Beaker Browser

Go to the above Beaker Browser download page and download the latest Beaker Browser in .AppImage file format. Save that file to your Downloads folder. Open your terminal console app (ctrl+alt+t) and run this command.

cd Downloads

Then run this command to make the downloaded file executable. Here the file name is “Beaker.Browser-0.8.10.AppImage“. you can change the below command based on yours file name.

sudo chmod +x ~ Beaker.Browser-0.8.10.AppImage

Enter your ubuntu password.

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Then start it by running this command.

./Beaker.Browser-0.8.10.AppImage

or

sudo ./Beaker.Browser-0.8.10.AppImage

Install Beaker Browser via snap:

You can install Beaker Browser snap via below command in terminal.

sudo snap install beaker-browser

For more about the browser and DAT protocol please visit here

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