How to Install Chrome in Ubuntu
Google chrome is a browser made by Google. It’s a fast, modern browser for everyone. Google chrome is available on Ubuntu/Linux, Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s Mac OS X. So it is really very popular web browser.
According to the official website of Google Chrome, Google Chrome is “The fast, free browser that’s built for the modern web.” You can learn more about google chrome at https://www.google.com/chrome/ .
This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to install Google Chrome web browser from google on Ubuntu. To follow this tutorial, you need to have the following requirements:
- A computer with Ubuntu operating system installed.
- Good internet connection to download the required software packages from the internet.
- Basic knowledge of Ubuntu terminal. With basic I mean, how to open a terminal on Ubuntu and how to execute commands.
Step 1: To install google chrome on Ubuntu, first we have to download the google chrome binary file for Ubuntu from google chrome’s official website. Go to https://www.google.com/chrome/ from Mozilla Firefox or any of your favorite web browser.
Once the page loads, click on the “Download” blue button as shown in the screenshot.
Step 2: Select “64 bit .deb(For Debian/Ubuntu)” and click on “Accept and Install”.
Once the download prompt is shown, Click on “Save File” and click on “Ok” to save Google chrome binary file to your computer.
Wait till the download is finished. It will take several minutes depending on the speed of your internet connection.
Step 3: Once the download is complete, we have to open the Ubuntu terminal. You can open your terminal by pressing Control, Alt and T at the same time. You can also go to the Unity dashboard and search by the keyword “Terminal” and click on the terminal. Or you can right click on the Desktop and click on “Open Terminal”.
Once the terminal is opened, type in the following command to install Google Chrome web browser and press Enter.
“sudo dpkg -i Downloads/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
It will prompt you for the password, enter your user password and press Enter.
You will see the following errors.
Don’t freak out. It is normal to see errors like that. Some of the packages required for google chrome to run are missing. We need to install them first.
There’s an easy way and a hard way. The hard way is to install all the missing packages one by one. But apt-get command can automatically resolve all the issues related to dependencies. So we will use that.
Step 4: To fix the errors, on the Ubuntu terminal type in the following command and press Enter.
“sudo apt-get -f install”
Press y and then press Enter to begin the installation of dependencies.
Step 5: Well Google Chrome is already installed. Are you surprised? Don’t be. Now to open Google Chrome web browser, go to Unity Dash and search “Google” and you will see Google Chrome launcher.
Click on the launcher and google chrome browser will open.