Google Chrome 78 Released. It is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. It is the most popular browser and used by millions of users. It provides a long list of development tools for web developers. Google Chrome is available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS. The Google Chrome 78 stable version has been released to download and install with various bug fixes and improvements. This tutorial will help you to install or upgrade Google Chrome to latest stable release on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS, LinuxMint 19/18.
Why use Google Chrome?
You have multiple web browsers as alternatives to chrome, but still, most of the users prefer to use Google Chrome. Below are a few of my points of view about Chrome.
- First thing is that Google chrome is developed by Google, Every one trust on Google products.
- Google chrome is very light weight and fast web browser
- It provides easy to access, We can browser web site and search with same box.
- Google chrome created individual process for each window, So on multi user environment, multiple users can use Chrome on one system.
Step 1 – Add Google Chrome PPA
First, add (if not added already) the Google Chrome repository on your system using the following command. While using PPA to our system we also receive the latest updates whenever you check for system updates.
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
Now add the PPA url to the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list file as per your system architecture.
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
Step 2 – Install or Upgrade Google Chrome
After adding the Google Chrome repository in our system use following commands to install the latest Google Chrome stable release. If you already have installed an older version, It will upgrade the currently installed version with the recent stable version.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
Step 3 – Launch Google Chrome
After completing step 2 the Google Chrome has been installed successfully on our system. Let start Google Chrome using the desktop menu or using one of the following commands.
google-chrome & [or] google-chrome-stable &
Congratulation’s you have successfully installed Google chrome on Ubuntu system.
We can also use Google chrome GUI installer to install with graphical interface.