Brave vs Firefox


#1

I dont know where to ask this question.
Here it goes:
Yes. Brave is a special browser with lot of goodies focused on security is built in. But my question is how does it compare with firefox + add ons.
For example, with firefox I use these addons - ublock origin, https everywhere, privacy badger, decentralyses, cookie autodelete. Now is this firefox comparable to Brave browser? I also block webRTC leak via ublock origin.
Why I ask this was, I use Firefox and Brave as my main browsers. On a one on one comparison Brave needs little more work to be used as everyday browser. for example all pdf pages are not opening within the browser, twitter or pages like that with continuous flow is little slow etc.
Thank you very much - Nellai


#2

@nellaiseemai Brave is still in the beta phase, when 1.0 is released, you should see many of the problems you are experiencing go away. There is also a way to adjust how Brave handles WebRTC under the security tab in preferences.


#3

Thanks I am using that option already. I just wanted to inform that how I handle that with Firefox.

Yes. Eagerly waiting for 1.0. Any time frame for that? Remember reading it in blog post some time back.
Thanks
Nellai


#4

I think it’s supposed to be fall of this year. I don’t believe I’ve heard a solid date for it yet.


#5

You can also start testing pre 1.0 builds from the team.


#6

Thanks for the info.
But Where to get 1.0?


#7

Here you go, https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases


#8

Thanks for this link. I installed this preview. I guess the “Brave Settings” will be implemented later. There are no options for webRTC leak prevention, strict site isolation etc as in regular Brave browser. I tried installing ublock origin (for webRTC leak) but it is not possible to install.

But it is really interesting. I keep it installed and will check regularly.
Thanks again
Nellai


#9

@nellaiseemai I’m not sure because I’m not install it yet. But for webRTC and site isolation setting you should be able to enable it via chrome://flags.

In addition, this version of Brave is for testing only. Since the team not yet officially release the installer for brave-core.


#10

I’m currently using both at the same time as well.
But when I install a browser for someone else, like my brother mum or so. I tend to go for brave. Yes it has it querks, but it also is much more simple to use. and when it comes to privacy, the user is often the biggest risk.

So I explain to them the basic features, and they cant deinstall them by accident or so.

For myself, I miss a couple of things in brave, thats the reason I still have FF around, but I try to go with brave for the most part.


#11

Yes. I agree with this view. Firefox is very good but need some user in put to make it better such as add ons etc. Brave is once install and forget.
Still I like to have the a) strict site isolation and b) webRTC leak prevention enabled by default which needs user input now.
Nellai