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Saturday, 4 April 2020

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu


Google Chrome is the world's most popular browser today. Chrome is developed by Google LLC based on open source components (Chromium Project) and available for use as a Proprietary Freeware.

Users can download Google Chrome for their respective platform. Downloads for Google Chrome are available for all commonly used operating system in 32-bit and 64-bit architectures including mobile and desktop platforms. Google Chrome is the main compoenent of Chrome OS, where it serves as the platform for web apps.

Google Chrome is a fast, secure and feature rich web browser. Updates for Google Chrome have been released quiet frequently.

In Ubuntu, Google Chrome is not installed by default. Instead, Ubuntu shipped with Mozilla Firefox as the default web browser.

Therefore, if we want to use Google Chrome, then we have to explicitly install Google Chrome on Ubuntu.


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    Environment Specification:

    We are using a Ubuntu Desktop virtual machine with following specification.

    • CPU - 3.4 Ghz (2 cores)
    • Memory - 2 GB
    • Storage - 20 GB
    • Operating System - Ubuntu Desktop 18.04
    • Hostname –
    • IP Address - /24


    Download Google Chrome for Ubuntu 18.04:

    Connect to Ubuntu Desktop machine using graphical console.

    We can download latest version of Google Chrome for Ubuntu from Chrome's official website.

    Browse the URL in an existing web browser (Mozilla Firefox).


    Click on Download Chrome button to select your required chrome package.


    Because we are accessing chrome website from a Linux machine, therefore, Google is providing us the Google Chrome downloads for different distros of Linux.

    We are selecting Google Chrome DEB (64-bit) package, because we are going to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18 (64-bit).


    The browser is now asking for the action that can be performed on this Google Chrome DEB package.

    You can either download and install Google Chrome DEB package automatically or you can save it on the disk for a later installation.

    We are selecting the "Open With" option. This way the browser will automatically open the Google Chrome DEB file in the Ubuntu package manager.

    After selecting the preferred option, click on OK Button.


    Google Chrome DEB package is being download.


    Google Chrome for Ubuntu 18 has been downloaded successfully.


    Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu from DEB:


    Since, we have selected to open the Google Chrome DEB file with Ubuntu package manager. Therefore, after successful download the browser has automatically opened the file in Ubuntu package manager.

    Click on the Install button to start Installation of Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.


    Since, we are not installing this software from APT repository, therefore, the installer needs the authentication.

    Enter you password and click on Authenticate.


    Installation of Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18 is in progress now.


    Google Chrome has been installed successfully on Ubuntu 18.

    Click on the Application button at the bottom of the left toolbar.


    We have recently installed Google Chrome on Ubuntu, therefore it is not available in frequently used applications. Click on All to see all the installed applications.


    You will find the Google Chrome icon there. Click on it to start Chrome web browser.


    Google Chrome is starting for the first time, therefore, we need to configure some settings. This is what the Google Chrome is asking in this dialog box.

    Select “Make Google Chrome the default browser” and click on OK.


    We have successfully started the Google Chrome application.

    Browse URL in Google Chrome.


    Our Google Chrome browser is installed and working fine.


    Update Google Chrome on Ubuntu:

    Update process of Google Chrome on Ubuntu, as well as other operating systems, is fully automated. Google Chrome will update itself as soon as an update is published.

    You have learn how to download, install and update Google Chrome on Ubuntu.

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