Install latest Google Chorme in Ubuntu 16.04

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Install google chrome ubuntu 16.04

Google chrome is a freeware, lightweight and fast web browser, developed by Google. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers in the world of web browsers. It offers smooth performance and support for all the popular add-ons.

Google Chrome has drawn its source code from open-source web browser project named Chromium and has created a faster and safer web browser for its users.

Google chrome is available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS and Android operating systems. The latest stable version of Google chrome is 55.

You need to have basic knowledge of Linux and know how to use the shell to install a simple package or app in Ubuntu 16.04.

This article will show you how to install Google Chrome Ubuntu 16.04. Here’s a list of different ways to Install Google chrome in Ubuntu 16.04:

 

Install latest Google Chrome using Linux Shell or Terminal.

Open the terminal window in ubuntu 16.04 by using CTRL+ALT+T or “by pressing Super key or Windows key > type terminal

First of all, we will start by adding the latest Google chrome repository in our ubuntu 16.04.

  • Download and install the signing key for Google chrome Repository.
shell>  wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

 

  • Add the google repository in Ubuntu 16.04.
shell> sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/googlechrome.list'

 

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  • We will update the package list in our system.
shell> sudo apt-get update

 

  • Now, Install the latest stable version of Google Chrome.
shell> sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

 

Install google chrome ubuntu 16.04

 

Now we have successfully installed the latest Google chrome 55 in our Ubuntu 16.04.  We can start the Google chrome either by.

  • Press Super key/Windows key > Type Chrome.

Install google chrome ubuntu 16.04

 

  • Using terminal.
    Press Ctrl+Alt+t to open a Terminal window and enter google-chrome to start the web browser.

Install google chrome ubuntu 16.04

 

 

Install or Upgrade Google Chrome the Easy way. (point and click)

Google chrome GUI installer is a much easier way of installing Google chrome in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

 

  • Click on Download Chrome button to download the latest version of Google Chrome.

Install google chrome ubuntu 16.04

 

  • It seems like Google chrome only provides packages for 64-bit systems.You can download the .deb package  and then Press Accept and Install button.
  • Now, Go to your Downloads directory and double click on the package. The package name will be google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb (name can be different in your case). 

Install google chrome ubuntu 16.04

 

  • Click the install button.

Install google chrome ubuntu 16.04

 

  • Enter your Password and Install Google chrome on your desktop.
  • Now we have installed the latest Google chrome 55 in our Ubuntu 16.04. Start the Google chrome by Pressing Windows key/Super Key > Type Chrome.

Install google chrome ubuntu 16.04

 

 

Install .deb packages from the command line.

Another way of installing the .deb packages in Ubuntu 16.04 is by using the terminal.

  • Open the terminal window by pressing ctrl+alt+t keys combination.
  • Go to your downloads directory, where you have downloaded the .deb package, in Terminal.
engy@engy:~$ cd ~/Downloads/
engy@engy:~/Downloads$ ls -l
total 1155136
-rw-rw-r-- 1 engy engy 46092946 Dec 10 13:42 google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

 

  • Install the Google Chrome .deb package in Ubuntu 16.04 using dpkg -i command.
engy@engy:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

 

  • Install libappindicator1 package for Chrome (If needed).
engy@engy:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install libappindicator1

 

  • If you see the following Errors while installing .deb package.
engy@engy:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get install libappindicator1
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libappindicator1 : Depends: libindicator7 (>= 0.4.90) but it is not going install.

 

  • Run the following commands to remove the unmet dependencies error.
engy@engy:~/Downloads$ sudo apt-get -f install

 

  • Finally, we can install Google chrome by the following command.
engy@engy:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

 

Remove the Google Chrome from Ubuntu 16.04.

Run the following commands to Uninstall or Remove Google Chrome from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

shell> sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable
shell> sudo apt-get autoremove

 

Congratulation’s you have  installed Google chrome on your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS system.

Thanks for visiting this page and Have a Good day. 🙂

 

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Hello there, My name is Rishi Guleria and I work as a Linux system administrator. I have created this blog to share what I have learned so far and to learn new things. Don't forget to leave the feedback. Have a great day. :)

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