Chrome is a popular browser. It is the first choice of every Pc user. Moreover, you can also install Chrome in your Linux distribution. This is because; Chrome is a fast secure and reliable browser. When it comes to speed, chrome outperforms every other browser in the market right now. Besides, it is best in class in the security department.
Windows, Android and Mac users are already familiar with chrome and its installation. For Linux Users, the Firefox browser is the first choice because it comes pre-installed in most of the Linux distributions. Firefox is a capable browser and even better than chrome security-wise. However, Chrome is better in overall compassion, in my opinion. Besides, Chrome installation is also possible in Linux. In this article, we will come to know about various methods of installing Chrome in Linux.
How to install Chrome in Linux
Installing Chrome in Linux is an easy task. However, Chrome is only available for the 64-bit version of Linux. So check your system before installation. That aside, You can use package download and install method or terminal method to install Chrome in Linux. I will explain both methods in the article. So let’s get started.
Install Chrome in Linux using the GUI method
This is the easier method out of two. It’s a no brainer method for beginners. For those who are new to Linux or find it hard to use the terminal can use this method. Just follow the easy steps below.
- Now head toward the official website.
Get it here: https://www.google.com/chrome/
- Now click on the download button.
- After clicking the download button, you will see two options. A 64 bit .deb file and 64 bit .rpm file.
Don’t get confused, .deb is file is for Debian based Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Lubuntu, and others. .rpm file is for openSUSE based Linux distributions like Fedora OS. So download one according to your Linux distribution. In this article, I will be using .deb file but it same for .rpm file too. You won’t find yourself in trouble in this department.
- Now let the download complete chose to save file option when the browser asks.
- After download, click on the downloaded file.
- If you are on Ubuntu, the Software Center will open. Click the install button and installation will begin.
- It will take some time to install. If you see remove option then it indicates that installation is complete.
That is it, Chrome is now installed and ready to use.
Installing Chrome in Linux using the Terminal method
Again, this method is distribution specific and different for .deb and .rpm installations. First, let us install chrome in Debian-based Linux distribution. I will use Ubuntu in this example.
Installing Chrome in Debian based Linux
- First, open the terminal.
- Now type the following command to get the .deb package file:
- Then install the downloaded package using the following command:
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Done! It will take some to install so be patient and let the process complete. After that, go to apps and find a chrome icon to open it.
Installing chrome with .rpm package
.rpm packages contain installation files to install apps in OpenSUSE-based Linux distributions. So follow this method to install Chrome in Linux if you are using Fedora or OpenSUSE based Linux distribution. But before you start, keep in mind that some distributions like fedora OS uses “yum” instead of sudo zipper. So go with it according to your distribution.
- Go to apps and open terminal.
- Now type the following command to add repositories from Google Chrome.
sudo zypper ar http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 Google-Chrome
- Now get the Google signing key.
sudo rpm –import linux_signing_key.pub
- Now it is finally the time to install Chrome. Type following command in terminal.
sudo zypper in google-chrome-stable
This is it, Go to apps and look for Chrome icon.
In the End!!!!
Chrome is one of the best browsers overall. Millions of users worldwide trust chrome for its speed, security, and reliability. So if you are a Linux user and want to install Chrome than this article is for you.