This article shows you how to set up the Google Chrome web browser on Linux Ubuntu 22.04 operating system, which allows you to view webpages more securely.
As you know, Google Chrome is an Internet browser software developed by the Google company based on the Chromium infrastructure. Google developed Chrome and launched it in 2008; it has been booming ever since. It was only available for Windows in its early versions but was later released for Linux, macOS, Android, and iOS.
You can also install the Chrome browser alongside or instead of the default web browser on your Linux computer. Thus, you can try to access the websites you cannot access with a different browser or test your developed Software.
Follow this video tutorial or the steps below to install Google’s web browser on the Ubuntu system.
Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox or any other web browser on your system, type https://www.google.com/chrome/ in the address line, and visit the website.
Step 2: Click the Download Chrome button on the Google download website.
Step 3: On the Get Chrome for Linux web page, select the appropriate version for the Linux distribution you are using on your computer. Click Accept and Install in the 64-bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu) option marked by default.
Step 4: After downloading the deb package to your PC, right-click on it and click Open With Other Application. Select Software Install from the drop-down options and click Select to start the installation.
Step 5: When Software Install opens, click Install and wait for the process to complete.
Step 6: After installing the Chrome browser, find the program from the start menu and run it.
Step 7: Confirm to make Google Chrome the default browser and send usage statistics to Google when you run it. Then click Get Started to configure the basic settings.
Step 8: Bookmark your favorite apps and choose a beautiful background for your browser.
Step 9: In the last step, click Continue if you want to log in using your Google account. Then click No Thanks to log in to Gmail.
Step 10: You are now ready to use Chrome. To check the version of the web browser, click the three dots in the upper right corner and click Help / About.
Step 11: If you want to uninstall Chrome later, open Software Install again, find it among the installed Software, and uninstall it.
Installing Chrome using terminal
You can also install the Google Chrome browser with commands using the terminal.
Step 1: Open the terminal and navigate where you want to download the browser.
Step 2: Download the deb package using the wget command.
Step 3: Finally, install the downloaded setup file.
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
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