One of the most popular browsers in the world is Google Chrome. Not all users satisfied with his work because of the large consumption of system resources and a convenient tabbed control system. Today, however, we would not want to discuss the merits and shortcomings of this browser, and talk about the procedure of its installation in an operating system based on Linux kernel. As you know, this task is significantly different from the same Windows platform, and therefore requires detailed consideration.
Install Google Chrome in Linux
Further, we offer two different methods of the browser. Each would be most appropriate in a certain situation because you have the ability to select a build and version independently, and then add all the components in the OS itself. Almost all Linux distributions, this process is the same, except that one of the ways you have to choose a compatible packet format, which we offer you guidance based on the latest version of Ubuntu.
Method 1: install the package from the official site
The official website for download from Google available browser version, written under the Linux distributions. You only need to download the package to your computer for further installation. Step by step, this task looks like this:
Go to the download page of Google Chrome from the official site
To get acquainted with methods of installing DEB or RPM packages you can at our other articles by clicking on the links below.
See also: Installing the RPM / DEB packages in Ubuntu
Method 2: Terminal
Not always the user has access to a browser or impossible to find a suitable package. In this case, comes to the aid of a standard console, through which you can download and install any app on your distribution, consider including a web browser.
sudo wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.debwhere .deb, can change on
sudo dpkg-i --force-depends google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.
You might notice that the url contains only a prefix of amd64, this means that the downloadable version is only compatible with 64-bit operating systems. This situation is due to the fact that Google stopped releasing 32-bit versions after Assembly 48.0.2564. If you want to get it, you will need to carry out some other action:
sudo apt-get install -fand everything will work fine.
sudo apt-get install libxss1 libgconf2-4 libappindicator1 libindicator7.
Installing different versions of Chrome
I would also like to highlight the possibility of installing different versions of Google Chrome next or select the stable, beta or developer builds. All actions are still executed via the Terminal.
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -.
sudo sh-c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'.
sudo apt-get update.
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable, where google-chrome-stable can be replaced by
Google Chrome is already embedded the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, but not all Linux users it works correctly. We invite you to read another article on our site where you will find a detailed tutorial on adding plug-in system and a browser.
As you can see, the above methods are different and allow you to install Google Chrome in Linux, based on their preferences and possibilities of distribution. We strongly suggest to see with each option, and then choose the most suitable and follow the instructions.