LibreWolf

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LibreWolf
Developer(s)LibreWolf Community
Initial releaseLinux: March 7, 2020; 4 years ago (2020-03-07)

Windows: February 21, 2021; 3 years ago (2021-02-21)

macOS: April 12, 2021; 3 years ago (2021-04-12)
MPL 2.0
Website:
GNU AGPL 3.0
Websitehttps://librewolf.net/

LibreWolf is a free and open-source fork of Firefox, with an emphasis on privacy and security.[1][2][3] It is licensed under the MPL 2.0.[4]

Development

LibreWolf was initially released for Linux operating systems on March 7, 2020.[5] The goal of the LibreWolf project was to create a more privacy-focused version of Firefox.[6] A community-maintained version for Windows was released a year later, with a macOS port released soon after.[7][8] It can also be installed via a portable AppImage or via the Microsoft Store and Windows Package Manager.[9][10]

Features

LibreWolf does not include telemetry and has uBlock Origin pre-installed. Certain features like Pocket are also disabled, and the auto-update function has been removed.[11][12][13] LibreWolf does not have sponsored shortcuts, cloud sync, and deletes cookies and history when the browser is closed.[14][6][15] LinuxSecurity noted that LibreWolf may not have full compatibility with some websites.[6]

According to the website PrivacyTests.org, LibreWolf, along with

Tor Browser, had the most privacy protection compared to other browsers.[16][17]

See also

References

  1. ^ Isaac (June 27, 2022). "LibreWolf: a privacy-focused Firefox fork". Ubunlog. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  2. ^ Wallen, Jack. "Worried about online privacy and security? This browser protects you more than Firefox". ZDNET. Red Ventures. Retrieved April 9, 2024.
  3. ^ Appel, Martin (September 21, 2023). "Sick of Chrome and Edge? Switch to one of these 9 secure browsers instead". PCWorld. Retrieved June 3, 2024.
  4. ^ "LibreWolf Browser". librewolf.net. Retrieved July 17, 2024.
  5. ^ "Releases · LibreWolf / Browser / Linux · GitLab". GitLab. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  6. ^ a b c Pell, Anthony (January 4, 2024). "Secure Your Web Browsing With LibreWolf, The Privacy-Focused Firefox Fork". Linux Security. Retrieved June 3, 2024.
  7. ^ "Releases · LibreWolf / Browser / Windows · GitLab". GitLab. Archived from the original on April 26, 2023. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  8. ^ "Releases · LibreWolf / Browser / macOS · GitLab". GitLab. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  9. ^ "Releases · LibreWolf / Browser / AppImage · GitLab". GitLab. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  10. ^ "LibreWolf Browser". librewolf.net. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  11. ^ Hasan, Mehedi (March 13, 2022). "LibreWolf: A Trusted Open-source Firefox Fork for Linux". UbuntuPIT. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  12. ^ "LibreWolf vs Firefox: Comparing the Privacy Heroes of Open-Source Browsers". It's FOSS. April 13, 2022. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  13. ^ Pablinux (April 8, 2021). "LibreWolf, a Firefox prepared to be more private". Linux Adictos. Retrieved April 26, 2023.
  14. ^ Das, Ankush (November 8, 2021). "LibreWolf: An Open-Source Firefox Fork Without the Telemetry". It's FOSS. Retrieved June 3, 2024.
  15. ^ Hasan, Mehedi (March 13, 2022). "LibreWolf: A Trusted Open-source Firefox Fork for Linux". UbuntuPIT. Retrieved June 3, 2024.
  16. ^ Saxena, Hermant (June 20, 2022). "Brave and Librewolf are the most private browsers, says study". TheWindowsClub News. Retrieved June 3, 2024.
  17. ^ Brinkmann, Martin (June 15, 2022). "PrivacyTests reveals how your web browser does privacy-wise - gHacks Tech News". gHacks Technology News. Retrieved June 3, 2024.