Ubuntu comes with a built-in Firefox browser. However, if you are more comfortable with Google Chrome and want to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu then we are here to help.
Google Chrome is a popular web browser and most people enjoy using it for its simplicity and amazing features. However, it is not open source and so you can’t install Google Chrom from Ubuntu Software Center.
How to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu?
First, download the official Chrome Linux installer if you want to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. To do this, you will have to visit the official Google Chrome download page.
Next, select the “64-bit.deb’ download option. Click on the “Accept and Install” button to agree to Chrome’s terms and conditions.
Next, it will start the Google Chrome Linux download process. If you see a prompt asking you ‘What should Firefox do with this file?”, tap on the ‘Save File’ option and press “OK”.
Now, the download will start. Try to save it to a location that you can access easily.
Note: By default, Firefox will save the installer to the ‘Downloads’ folder on your computer.
Once the download is complete you can open the Downloads folder or the location you chose. Double-click on the .deb installer icon in the file manager and let it start installing. The Software app will open. Click on the ‘install’ button.
Next, enter your password. To know if the browser has finished installing, you can check the progress bar.
Now, you can start using Chrome! Look for ‘Chrome’ in your applications grid or a Linux app launcher to start browsing the web.
- Install Chrome from the command line
Follow the steps to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu from the command line.
Step 1: Open the Terminal app and run the command: wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Step 2: Next run: sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb to install
Incase you see any errors about any missing part, you can force install it using sudo apt -f install
That’s it! Open Google Chrome and start using it.
In case you decide that Google Chrome is not for you and want to uninstall it, you can get rid of it as easily as you installed it.
All you need to do is, open a new Terminal window and run: sudo apt remove google-chrome
Note: While uninstalling is easy, some configuration files may be left on your computer. You can delete those files either manually or using any tool.
So, that’s how you can install Google Chrome on Ubuntu. Do try out the steps and let us know your experience in the comment section below.