RE: How to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu?

Google Chrome

Bobbel Asked on November 15, 2023 in uncategorized.
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To install Google Chrome on Ubuntu, you can follow the below steps. Note that Google Chrome is not included in the default Ubuntu repositories due to licensing issues, so it will need to be downloaded from Google's website and then installed manually. 1. **Download Google Chrome**: Go to the Google Chrome website ( on your Ubuntu system using an existing web browser like Firefox. Download the latest version of Google Chrome for Linux (you'll get a `.deb` package which is suitable for Ubuntu). 2. **Open Terminal**: Open the terminal by pressing `Ctrl` + `Alt` + `T` on your keyboard or search for "Terminal" in the Ubuntu dashboard. 3. **Navigate to Download Directory**: Typically, the `.deb` file will be in your Downloads folder. Navigate there using the `cd` command: ``` cd ~/Downloads ``` 4. **Install the Package**: Use the `dpkg` command to install the `.deb` package. Replace `google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb` with the actual file name if it's different. ``` sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb ``` If you encounter any dependency errors, fix them by running: ``` sudo apt-get install -f ``` 5. **Launch Google Chrome**: Once installed, you can run Google Chrome from the terminal by typing: ``` google-chrome ``` or by clicking on the Google Chrome icon in your list of applications. 6. **Set up repository for future updates (Optional)**: Google Chrome setup should add its repository when installing. If for some reason it doesn't, you can set up the repository manually for future automatic updates. Create a new repository file: ``` sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list ``` and add the following line into it: ``` deb [arch=amd64] stable main ``` Save the file, exit nano, and import the Google Chrome repository key: ``` wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add - ``` Update the package list: ``` sudo apt-get update ``` Google Chrome should now be installed on your Ubuntu system. Remember, because Chrome is proprietary software, it cannot always guarantee privacy and freedom as some of its source code is not available for audit. If this is a concern to you, consider using Chromium (the open-source project Chrome is derived from) which is available directly from Ubuntu's repositories (`sudo apt-get install chromium-browser`).
Answered on November 15, 2023.
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