Google Chrome holds 63.69% of the browser market share as of June 2019. It’s one of the fastest browsers and its available for Linux. We are going to learn to install Google Chrome browser in Ubuntu (A popular distribution of Linux).
You can install Chrome using the GUI based tools or by installing it using the terminal, we are going to discuss both methods in this article. Chrome is now available for only 64-bit systems. You should make sure before installing that you have a 64-bit system.
Graphical GUI based Installation
The graphical installation is quite straightforward. Search google for ‘chrome’ and open the following link:
The link will open and you will see a download button. Click on it.
The following popup will appear. Select your required file format, in our case it is for Ubuntu so we will select the ‘deb‘ file. Read the terms and conditions for use of chrome and then click and install button.
The following screen will open, select the save option and click ‘ok’.
The file will take a few minutes depending open your internet connection. After the download is finished. Open the downloads folder.
Double click on the file, the following window will open.
Click on the install button to start the installation procedure for Google Chrome, it will ask for user password, then it will start the installation.
The install button will change to remove. The installation is completed. We can now access the chrome browser using the search bar.
Terminal based installation
Command line savvy individuals can install Chrome using the terminal using the following instructions:
First we need the deb file, we can use the wget command to get.
To install the ‘deb’ file we can use ‘dpkg’ as follows:
Chrome browser is now installed.
How do I install Chrome from terminal?
Is there a Chrome for Linux?
You’re not out of luck; you can install Chromium on Ubuntu. This is an open-source version of Chrome and is available from the Ubuntu Software (or equivalent) app.
Is Chrome for Linux safe?
How do I install Chrome on Linux Beta?
Why is Linux beta not on Chromebook?
Why is Linux not on my Chromebook?
Is Linux beta safe?
Can you turn Linux beta off?
Does Linux beta slow down Chromebook?
How do I get Linux?
- Step one: Download a Linux OS. (I recommend doing this, and all subsequent steps, on your current PC, not the destination system.
- Step two: Create a bootable CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
- Step three: Boot that media on the destination system, then make a few decisions regarding the installation.
How much does Linux cost?
How do I install packages in Linux?
- Run the dpkg command to ensure that the package is not already installed on the system:
- If the package is installed already, ensure it is the version you need.
- Run apt-get update then install the package and upgrade:
How do I find packages in Linux?
- Open the terminal application or log in to the remote server using ssh (e.g. ssh user@sever-name )
- Run command apt list –installed to list all installed packages on Ubuntu.
- To display a list of packages satisfying certain criteria such as show matching apache2 packages, run apt list apache.
How do I install a repository?
How do I install sudo apt?
How do I run apt-get?
- Install. Using apt–get install will check the dependencies of the packages you want and install any that are needed.
- Search. Use apt-cache search to find what’s available.
- Update. Run apt–get update to update all your package lists, followed by apt–get upgrade to update all your installed software to the latest versions.