Google Chrome is a secure, user-friendly browser developed by Google that has become the most common and widely used web browser. The popularity and fame of Google Chrome are due to its high-performance speed and ease of use. In addition, it has been able to provide users with various features and functions that other browsers do not offer by providing different extensions through its extension store, which caused creates a good browsing experience for users.
Since Linux users are looking to benefit from the best web browser in the world, we will teach how to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu Linux for Ubuntu users with two different methods through the command line and a graphical environment.
Google Chrome is not open source; that’s why you can’t find it in the Ubuntu repository to install on Ubuntu. The Ubuntu repository usually suggests installing the Chromium browser; This browser is very similar to Google Chrome, and even Google Chrome is derived from the Chromium project, but it does not fill the place of Chrome for its enthusiasts.
Surely, the first question that arises in your mind after reading the above paragraph is how can we install Google Chrome on Ubuntu? In response, we must say it can be easily downloaded from the Google chrome official website and installed on Ubuntu. How? In the following, we will explain how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu in two different environments. If you want to enjoy the reliable Google Chrome browser, follow us to the end of the article.
If you want to use the Google Chrome browser on the server, don’t worry, you can use the Chrome browser on the Ubuntu Linux VPS after purchasing a Linux VPS by following the steps that we will teach. Before starting the installation process, consider the following:
- Intel Pentium 4 or newer processor with SSE3 capability
- Root access through the sudo command
Installing Google Chrome browser in Ubuntu (22.04)
There are two ways to install Chrome on the Ubuntu system:
- Through the terminal environment (CMD)
- Through the graphical environment (GUI)
Method 1: Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu using the terminal interface
Following the steps below, you can install the Chrome browser on the Ubuntu system through the command line.
Press the Ctrl+Alt+t keys on the keyboard simultaneously to enter the command line environment.
Step 1: Update Apt repository packages
Run the following command to upgrade Ubuntu repository packages:
$ sudo apt update
After that, use the following command to update all packages to the latest version:
$ sudo apt upgrade
Step 2: Install Wget Utility
Since the Chrome browser is not included in the Ubuntu default repository. Therefore, we use the “wget” command to install Chrome. If you have not installed the Wget Utility on Ubuntu, make sure to install the wget command on Ubuntu before installing the Chrome browser. Because without using the wget command, the apt command cannot install Chrome on Ubuntu. So, you can check the installation of wget using the following command:
$ wget –version
If wget is not already installed on Ubuntu, install it by typing the following command:
$ sudo apt install wget
Step 3: Download .deb Package
Now that your Ubuntu system is ready to install Google Chrome, you need to download the latest stable Package of Google Chrome to run Chrome on your system. For this purpose, run the following command:
$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Step 4: Install Google Chrome
Using the dpkg command that executes the package downloaded in the previous step, we complete the installation of Chrome:
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Step 5: Launch Chrome through Terminal
Finally, your Ubuntu system is successfully configured to run Google Chrome. Just type google-chrome in your terminal to launch Google Chrome:
After entering this command, the Chrome browser will be launched, and it will ask you to check or uncheck a box, and then you will see the Chrome browser running with Enter.
How to update Google Chrome in Ubuntu
To update Chrome, enter the following commands to update all its installed packages on the system automatically.
$ sudo apt update $ sudo apt upgrade
Second method: Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu using GUI
Usually, users can perform their tasks more easily in a graphical environment. This method is ideal for users who are not comfortable with the terminal environment, and the activity in the terminal environment seems complicated for them. To install the Chrome browser on Ubuntu using the GUI, start the process by opening your current browser and visiting the following URL:
This address will direct you to the official page of Google Chrome, where you can install the Chrome browser by selecting the Download button and your Linux distribution (Ubuntu) and then clicking on the Accept and Install option.
After completing the download, go to the default download directory and open the downloaded stable-chrome package by double-clicking on it.
The Software Center will run for you by opening the stable-chrome package, and you must select the Install button.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed Google Chrome on your Ubuntu 22.04 system.
To access and run Chrome, go to the activities menu on the left side of your screen.
Set Google Chrome as the default browser
To change the default browser to the Chrome browser, you must go to the activities menu and search for Default Applications, then Enter its panel:
Then, select Chrome browser as the default browser in the Web section.
How to uninstall Google Chrome from Ubuntu
To uninstall Google Chrome, you need to delete the stable package of the Chrome browser. For this purpose, enter the following command:
$ sudo apt purge google-chrome-stable
To check the version of the Google Chrome browser, open the Chrome browser and type "chrome://version" in the URL box, and press Enter. Immediately, a page containing information about the Google Chrome browser version will be displayed for you.
First, click on the Ubuntu Dash icon, type Terminal in the search bar, and click again on the result that appears. Then, to run Chrome in a terminal environment, type Chrome and then enter the address of a specific website to search for it.
It is a reliable, safe, and open-source browser for accessing the global web and running web-based applications, which was released by Google in 2008 and was developed based on the Chromium open-source browser. Chrome provides features that other browsers cannot provide and has a regular update cycle.
As you can see, installing Google Chrome was not difficult. Although the Chrome browser is not in the Ubuntu software download repository, you can download and install it the same way as you download and install a program in Windows or macOS by referring to the official Google Chrome download page.
Although usually in Ubuntu, the Firefox browser is available by default, those interested in Google products have a special dependence on Google Chrome for better compatibility and integration with Google products, which now they can easily benefit from its features in the Ubuntu operating system. They can also apply the settings and bookmarks they previously set in their previous browsers in the Chrome environment without restrictions.
In this tutorial, we have explained how to install Google Chrome in terminal and graphical environments so that you can successfully install and use the Google Chrome browser according to your desire in whatever way is most convenient for you.
We hope this tutorial was helpful to you.
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