Yandex browser is the most popular internet browser for all major platforms. It’s based on Chromium, making it fast to load with Standards compliance ensuring no compatibility issues arise due to its ability to be customized through translation services if needed!
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Yandex Browser on Fedora 36 Linux using the command line terminal with tips about maintaining and removing the browser versions if required.
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First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid any potential conflict issues during the installation.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y
Import Yandex Repository
By default, Fedora repositories do not have Yandex natively available so you can import either the stable or beta repository. Please note that you can install both browsers together if you so wish, and they share separate installations.
First, import the GPG key to verify the authenticity of the browser packages from Yandex.
sudo rpmkeys --import https://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/YANDEX-BROWSER-KEY.GPG
Next, import either the stable or beta repository using the following command.
Import Yandex Browser Stable
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/rpm/stable/x86_64
Import Yandex Browser Beta
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://repo.yandex.ru/yandex-browser/rpm/beta/x86_64
Install Yandex Browser
Now that you have imported the repository, you can install Yandex Browser stable or the beta/development version. You should choose the stable version over the beta by default, but you can install both side-by-side.
Install Yandex Browser Stable
sudo dnf install yandex-browser-stable -y
Install Yandex Browser Beta
sudo dnf install yandex-browser-beta -y
How to Launch Yandex Browser
With the installation complete, you can run Yandex by following the path.
Activities > Show Applications > Yandex Browser
Alternatively, if you cannot find it, use the search function in the Show Applications menu if you have many applications installed.
The first time you open Yandex Browser, a pop-up message will appear asking you to select the browser as the default for your Fedora desktop and send data back to Yandex.
This is user choice, select your options and click Ok to proceed.
Yandex Browser will have a few quick pages of setting options to customize your Yandex experience. Overall, it should take 1 to 5 minutes, depending on how much customization you want.
Note that you will be able to choose a color theme. The Dark theme is quite popular, and selecting it changes your background every day.
Once done, you will see the final landing page, and you are good to go browsing.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed Yandex Browser on your desktop.
How to Update/Upgrade Yandex Browser
To update, run the dnf refresh in your terminal as you would check your entire system for any updates, including from the Yandex repository.
sudo dnf update --refresh
How to Remove (Uninstall) Yandex Browser
To remove Yandex Browser, execute the following terminal command that matches your installed version.
Remove Yandex Browser Stable
sudo dnf autoremove yandex-browser-stable -y
Remove Yandex Browser Beta
sudo dnf autoremove yandex-browser-beta -y
Note unused dependencies will also be removed.
Ideally, you will want to remove the repositories as well.
Remove Yandex Browser Stable Repository
sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/yandex-browser-stable.repo
Remove Yandex Browser Beta Repository
sudo rm /etc/yum.repos.d/yandex-browser-beta.repo
Comments and Conclusion
If you’re looking for an alternative to Chrome, the Yandex browser could be a good option. The browser is based on Chromium and has many of the same features as Chrome, but it also includes some unique options that may make it a better fit for your needs. Give it a try and see what you think!