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Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04 / LinuxMint 18

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Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google, uses the WebKit layout engine. It has inbuilt translate facility for translation of over 52 languages.

We can extend the functionality of Google Chrome by installing extension and web application; we can also install themes for changing the way it looks. Here is the tutorial about installing latest Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04.

The steps mentioned in this tutorial should work on previous versions of Ubuntu such as Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and latest versions such as Ubuntu 17.04, and 16.10.

Google has discontinued the availability of 32-bit browser for Ubuntu.

Add Google Chrome Repository

Download the Google signing key and install it.

wget -q -O - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

Set up Google Chrome repository.

echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list

Install Google Chrome

Update repository index.

sudo apt-get update

Install Google Chrome using the below command.

sudo apt-get -y install google-chrome-stable

Want to try Google Chrome beta, run:

sudo apt-get -y install google-chrome-beta

Access Google Chrome

Graphical Mode

In Ubuntu 16.04, Dash Home –> Search for Google Chrome.

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04 - Start Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04
Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04 – Start Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04

In LinuxMint 18, Go to Menu –> Internet –> Google Chrome.

Starting Google Chrome on LinuxMint 18
Starting Google Chrome on LinuxMint 18

Terminal Mode

In Ubuntu 16.04 / LinuxMint 18:

$ google-chrome

OR

$ google-chrome-stable

To start, Google Chrome beta.

$ google-chrome-beta

Screenshot of Google Chrome running on Ubuntu 16.04:

Google Chrome Running on LinuxMint 18
Google Chrome Running on LinuxMint 18

Screenshot of Google Chrome running on LinuxMint 18:

Google Chrome Running on LinuxMint 18
Google Chrome Running on LinuxMint 18

You can not run Google Chrome from root user. Read How to run Google Chrome as the root user.

That ‘s All.

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  • Alberto Barrera

    sos un pelotudo hermano

  • Deep mandal

    Thanks it worked 🙂

  • alfie0077

    did not get an icon to launch, bye bye chrome.

Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 16.04 / LinuxMint 18

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