Abandoned users of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Annoying message “This version of Brave no longer supported and will not be updated” keeps popping up and can’t be dismissed for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users.

**Running Brave 0.26.0 produces above warning message on every window. But when following the instructions to upgrade to the latest version, the website reports that no version of Ubuntu under 16.04 can install it. Why has 14.04, an active LTS release, been abandoned? At least provide a way to turn off the damn warning message and accept the old version if you’re gonna leave us behind. **

I’ve standardized on Brave for the last two months after having tried last year and given up due to bugs. Right when I feel comfortable adopting it, my platform gets dropped. Should I drop Brave again now?

You can install the new Chromium-based Brave. The installation instructions for Ubuntu are as follows:

curl -s https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/brave-core.asc | sudo apt-key add -
echo "deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ `lsb_release -sc` main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release-`lsb_release -sc`.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install brave-browser brave-keyring

Our apt repo has a trusty dist, so you shouldn’t have any trouble. The key that you’re downloading from S3 in the first step should have fingerprint D8BA D4DE 7EE1 7AF5 2A83 4B2D 0BB75829 C2D4 E821 .


Thanks that worked although it strangely did not un-install the prior version. It created a brave-browser where previously there was just brave. Probably would be good to add information about this option in the documentation on upgrading.

Right, we deliberately don’t get rid of the Muon-based Brave when installing the Chromium-based Brave because we want to avoid data loss. We don’t want to delete your bookmarks, or (worse) wallet info in the legacy Ledger or Metamask.

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