More Brave Options

Is there any chance Brave will move to Macintosh? When MSFT drops support for Windows 7, I may drop MSFT. I started on a Mac in '86 so returning will not be a problem but I will never be able to handle the ads inside Yahoo and that address is set up on 150 web sites and on my business cards.

Best,
Craig

Welcome, @craigr3. Indeed, I’ve been using Brave (all four versions) on macOS Mojave 10.14.5 (started in 10.13) for months. It’s also available for Linux. See https://brave.com/download/ or, for Dev, https://brave.com/download-dev/.

Linux is a possibility. I have never found one that downloads to hard drive. Do you have a rec?

Best,
Craig

I’m not sure exactly what you mean. Many distros offer disk images of “live discs” that your can use to try a distro out (well, I do, using VirtualBox, for example, rather than burning a CD). Most distros offer disk images you can download (generally .iso files) that can be burned onto a CD ROM or DVD ROM, even a USB flash drive, used to boot into Linux, and then used to install onto a hard drive. If you have space, you can install it in parallel to your Win7 installation and an OS chooser, typically GRUB, will pop up at boot to let you choose which OS to use.

I like Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon. I use it in VirtualBox on my Windows 10 machine. It’s based on Ubuntu, which is another nice distro. I actually had my last Toshiba laptop running Ubuntu as its main OS for years.

I’ve tried elementaryOS, which is a nice piece of work. Also tried a bunch of others off and on.

If you’re super-security-oriented, there’s Qubes and TAILS, which are pretty good.

If you want something tiny, there are a couple of distros that will get you a usable Linux install in well under a GB (Damn Small Linux, Tiny)

You can find a lot of information and download links at this site:
https://distrowatch.com/

My recommendation is to check some out, download their .iso files, and try them from Windows using VirtualBox or something like it. VB is easy to set up and use and it’s free.
https://www.virtualbox.org/

Thanks I appreciate it as the first 3 Linux versions I tried installed onto a boot disk not onto the hard drive. My preference is to return to Macintosh where I started in '86 but I didn’t know Brave made a Mac version. They do?? I’m happy with Mint if it will replace Windows 7 I have a faster OS 10 notebook given to me but OS 10 rubs me the wrong way. If I can do Mint on that laptop that would be great as I hate 10. Will save this one to the ‘special’ folder that is for data I consider super important.

Best,

Craig

So there is a Mac version of Brave?? I will have to change Brokers as I don’t think ZacksTrade works with anything but Windows. Have plenty of time as it’s mid-January 2020 MSFT is cutting Windows 7 support and with 65 million users I don’t think they will do it.

Best,

Craig

And a buddy in town has an iMac (I could fix the old one but he won’t let me) and he runs the other program other than Parallels. Works fine for him. I used to be a computer consultant at 75 per hour. That was 20 years ago so I’m now 1300 just to show up. I ran a radiology network that netted the company 12.5 million per year. They were cheap as hell. The iMacs were installed in '99 so I kept them firmly rooted in '99 with OS 8.6. Still have an iBook from '99. Not sure what iOS to use today as I’ve been away for awhile. I like to keep them in the year they were made.

Craig

This is back in the forum, so I’ll reply via PM.

Maybe it wasn’t. I can’t tell the way the message was presented.

Thanks because I don’t understand the system I’m craigr3@yahoo.com

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