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How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this tutorial, we will talk about installing Google chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. We will be demonstrating two methods that are used for installing Google chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The first method is graphical user interface and second method is terminal command line.

Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS using Graphical User Interface Method

Follow these step to install google chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

  1. Go to these URL https://www.google.com/chrome  from your Firefox browser
  2. Then click on “Download Chrome Button”.

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3. Then select the first option (64 bit .deb For Debian/Ubuntu) and that click on “Accept and Install” button.

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4. After clicking on ” Accept and install” button Firefox  asks you how to open this deb file, choose the first option “Open with”  it in “Software install (default)”. Then click on “OK” button.

5. If you select the first option, Google Chrome deb package will be downloaded to /tmp/mozilla_$username directory. if download will be completed, Ubuntu software will be open automatically. Then click the “install” button to install google -chrome-stable to Ubuntu 18.04.

6.  After clicking on “install” button you will enter your password for authentication because during software installation Linux require root privileges.

7. After completion of installation, you can start Chrome browser.

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Using Terminal Command Line Method

Now you will be installing chrome on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS using Terminal command line.This method is much faster than graphical interface. if you will press CTRL+ALT+T to open terminal window or You can also open terminal window from the application menu.

Run the following command in terminal window to create the source list file for the Google chrome browser using nano.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

2.  Here you may asked to provide root credentials, after entering credentials, add this chrome source file there, as shown in snippet below.

 deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

3. Then to save this file in Nano text editor , press CTRL+O then Press the Enter key to confirm. After that enter CTRL+X to exit out of this file.

4. Now, run following command to download signing key of chrome, required to Ubuntu for chrome installation.

 wget https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

5. After that use apt-key to add it to the keyring so the package manager can verify the integrity of Google Chrome package.

 sudo apt-key add linux_signing_key.pub

6. After that now update package list and install the stable version of Google Chrome. the command line is:-

sudo apt update
sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

7.  you can also install the beta or unstable version of google chrome, use these command line:

sudo apt install google-chrome-beta
sudo apt install google-chrome-unstable

Start Google Chrome in Ubuntu 18.04

google-chrome-stable

Ashok Yadav

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