In this tutorial, learn how to download and install Google Chrome on Ubuntu Linux.
Google Chrome is one of the most widely used browsers worldwide. It is free, fast, safe, and loaded with features, and the majority of users are already familiar with Chrome’s ecosystem. However, because it is not an open-source program, it is not available through the Ubuntu Software Center.
So the only browser that comes pre-installed with Ubuntu is Mozilla Firefox, which is a decent browser in its own right. However, as previously said, some people are not yet ready to leave Chrome as their primary browser. So, how do you get Google Chrome to work on Ubuntu? So, in this article, I’ll show you how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu Linux step by step.
How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu Linux (2021)
- Download Google Chrome
- Navigate to Files App
- Launch Terminal App
Step 1: Download Google Chrome
You can download Google Chrome for Linux from Google Chrome’s webpage and click on Download Chrome.
The Download Chrome for Linux window will display, with two download packages available.
- 64 bit for Debian/Ubuntu
- 64 bit for Fedora/OpenSUSE
Make sure Debian/Ubuntu is selected, then click the Accept and Install button.
Select the Save File option and click OK to begin the download of the Google Chrome browser.
Step 2: Navigate to Files App
Navigate to Files App and choose the Downloads folder once the download is complete. If you’ve downloaded a chrome file somewhere else, go to that folder and open it.
Step 3: Launch Terminal App
Now, either use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal app, or click on show applications and search for Terminal. Next, type “sudo apt install” in the command prompt, then drag the Google Chrome file from the Downloads tab to the terminal and press Enter.
$ sudo apt install
After that, type your password, which is your user account password, and hit Enter. Google Chrome will now be installed on your Ubuntu operating system.
Close or minimize all windows after the installation process is complete, then choose Show Applications. Google Chrome has been installed on Ubuntu OS, as you can see below. All you have to do now is customize the Chrome settings to meet your needs.
That brings us to the end of our tutorial. I hope you found this tutorial useful in installing Chrome on Ubuntu using a terminal.
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