How To Install Google Chrome Browser On Ubuntu? – POFTUT

How To Install Google Chrome Browser On Ubuntu?

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 thedebpackage of the Google Chrome and install it with the tool dpkg.

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.

Install Google Chrome From Downloaded Deb Package

Install Google Chrome From Downloaded Deb Package

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.

Install Google Chrome From Downloaded Deb Package

Install Google Chrome From Downloaded Deb Package

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.

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Install Google Chrome From Ubuntu Repository with Apt Command Line

Install Google Chrome From Ubuntu Repository with Apt Command Line

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.

Install Google Chrome From Ubuntu Repository with Apt Command Line

Install Google Chrome From Ubuntu Repository with Apt Command Line

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.

Open Ubuntu Software

Open Ubuntu Software

OR we can open from the applications list like below by search with the  ubuntu software name.

Open Ubuntu Software

Open Ubuntu Software

Then we will open the software search box clicking to the right corner search icon like below.

Open Software Search

Open Software Search

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 to this item.

Search Chromium

Search Chromium

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.

Install Chromium

Install Chromium

Uninstall Google Chrome From Command-Line

Google Chrome can be uninstalled 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 google-chrome-stable.

Uninstall Google Chrome From Command-Line

Uninstall Google Chrome From Command-Line

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