Google Chrome is an opensource, free browser. Google Chrome is the most popular browser which is used by millions of peoples on different operating systems like Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Windows, Windows Server, MacOS, Android, iPhone, etc. Google Chrome is based on Chromium browser engine and operating system.
Install Google Chrome From Downloaded Deb Package
Ubuntu distribution uses Debian as base distribution. Most of the packages, architecture are provided by Debian. Ubuntu also uses the Debian package management tool named
dpkg and package format
deb. So in order to install from the package, we will download the
debpackage of the Google Chrome and install it with the tool
We can download the latest Google Chrome package named
google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb from Google. As we can see the downloaded package is named as
stable where there is also
unstable version. Also, the downloaded installation package provides 64-bit software.
$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Then we will install it with the
dpkgpackage management tool. We will use
-i option for installation. We need superuser/root privilege in order to install the Google Chrome package so we will provide the
sudo at the start of the command like below. If not we will get an error like
dpkg: error: requested operation requires superuser privilege.
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Install Google Chrome From Ubuntu Repository with Apt Command Line
Google Chrome open source version also provided by the Debian and Ubuntu repositories. We can download and install Google Chrome from these repositories with a single
apt command. The package is named as
chromium-browser. First list information about this package like version information.
$ apt show chromium-browser
We can see that Google Chrome information is provided in the
Version line which is
73.0.3683 in this case. Now we can install Google Chrome with
apt install command from Ubuntu repositories like below.
$ sudo apt install chromium-browser
Install Google Chrome From Ubuntu Repository with GUI (Graphical User Interface)
We can install the Google Chrome browser from a more human-friendly interface like Graphical User Interface (GUI). The GUI package manager is named as
Ubuntu Software. We can open it from the sidebar in the Unity Desktop like below.
OR we can open from the applications list like below by search with the
ubuntu software name.
Then we will open the software search box clicking to the right corner search icon like below.
We will see the following search screen where there is a search box where we will provide the
Chromium to list Google Chromium browser. We can see that Chromium is listed. We will click on this item.
We will see the Chromium browser details where the left upper corner provides the
Install. We will click to the install button which will install the Google Chromium browser. We can also see the information about Google Chrome-like version, channel, developer, etc.
Uninstall Google Chrome From Command-Line
Google Chrome can be uninstalled in different ways but the most basic, easy, and fast way in uninstalling from the command line. We will use
apt command with root privileges and remove the Google Chrome package named
$ sudo apt remove google-chrome-stable