Google chrome is a trusted, fast and secure web browser. Google chrome is not open-source software, so it is not available in Ubuntu’s software center. Although you can find the chromium-browser there, it is not the original Google Chrome Web browser. This tutorial will show you how to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu.
Method 1 (using the terminal interface):
In this first method, I’ll show you how to install Google Chrome using the terminal interface. It takes only a few steps.
Step 1: As always, update your APT. These are the commands you should use:
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=”200px” height=”50px”]$ sudo apt update[/box]
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=”200px”]$ sudo apt upgrade[/box]
Step 2: To install Google Chrome, we will use the wget command. The following command will check if wget has been installed:
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=”200px”]$ wget –version[/box]
If it is not already installed, you can install it by following the command.
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=”200px”]$ sudo apt install wget[/box]
Step 3: Once wget has been installed, we can proceed with chrome installation. To install Google Chrome, enter the following command.
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb[/box]
Step 4: Next, install the package via dpkg. Enter the following command
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb[/box]
Step 5: Now you can launch the Google Chrome browser from a terminal. The terminal window will open with the following text. Chrome will then start.
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]$ google-chrome[/box]
A new window will be opened. To uncheck the checkboxes, click on them and then hit Enter. Google Chrome will now be open.
Method 2: GUI Installation Google Chrome on Ubuntu. Instead, you can use the second method to install Google Chrome 20.04.
Step 1: First, open a browser like Firefox browser. Next, go to Google Chrome URL. Click the Download button, as shown in the next photo.
Step 2: Select the Debian/Ubuntu option. Next, click the Install button, as shown in the snapshot.
Step 3: This is the most important step when installing Google Chrome. You will see the Save option.
Step 4: Open the Chrome Package you downloaded from the Download Directory. For installation, the Ubuntu Software Center will open and install the downloaded package. Click on the button to download Google Chrome from the software center.
Step 5: Go to the Activities menu and open Google Chrome. You can also add your favorites to your favorites by right-clicking on it and selecting the add to favorites option.
Google Chrome installation is easy. Google Chrome is fast and secure, but it takes a lot of RAM. Firefox has been updated recently and includes many rich features. However, Google Chrome remains the best browser.