Falkon is a free web browser for Linux and Windows operating systems based on the Qt WebEngine. Talking about the openMandriva distribution of Linux, it uses the Falkon browser instead of Firefox as its default browser.
Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Linux Mint system tools Installation queries.
In this context, we shall look into the installation of Falkon Browser on Linux Mint 20 system.
1. Perform System Update
First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal:
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt upgrade
2. Install the Falkon Browser on the system
The Falkon browser can be installed on your system with the execution of the below command:
$ sudo apt install –y falkon
The below command can be used to confirm the installation of this browser on your system:
$ falkon --version
This will display the version of this browser installed on the system.
To remove the Falkon browser from your system, you just need to execute the following command:
$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove falkon
This article covers the installation of the Falkon browser on Linux Mint 20 system. In fact, Falkon is a new and very fast QtWebKit browser which aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms.