How to install Google Chrome in Linux

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

  • Click on the link above to the page downloading Google Chrome and click on the “Download Chrome”.
  • Select a packet format for download. In parentheses are the appropriate versions of operating systems, so this difficulty should arise. After that click on “Accept and install”.
  • Choose a location to save the file, and wait for the download.
  • Now you can run the downloaded DEB or RPM package via the standard means of OS and click “Install”. Upon completion of installation, run the browser and get to work with him.
  • 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.

  • To begin, launch the”Terminal” in any convenient manner.
  • Upload the package to the desired format from the official website, using the command sudo wget .deb, can change on .rpm, respectively.
  • Enter the password of your account to activate root permission. Characters in the set are never displayed, be sure to consider it.
  • Wait for it to complete loading all the necessary files.
  • Install the package in the system with the command 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:

  • You will need to download all the files from the custom repository, and this is done using the command wget
  • If you receive an error about unmet dependencies, write the command sudo apt-get install -f and everything will work fine.
  • An alternative option is to manually select the dependencies using sudo apt-get install libxss1 libgconf2-4 libappindicator1 libindicator7.
  • Then confirm adding new files by selecting the corresponding answer.
  • Run the browser with the command google-chrome.
  • Opens the starting page, which starts interaction with the web browser.
  • 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.

  • Download keys for libraries by typing wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -.
  • After that download the required files from the official site — sudo sh-c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'.
  • Update system libraries — sudo apt-get update.
  • Run the process to install the required version — sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable, where google-chrome-stable can be replaced by google-chrome-beta or google-chrome-unstable.
  • 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.


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