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In this article, you will see how to install Google Chrome DEB on Ubuntu. #centlinux #ubuntu #chrome

What is Google Chrome?:

Chrome is the world’s most popular browser today. It is developed by Google LLC based on open source components (Chromium Project) and available for use as a Proprietary Freeware.

It is a fast, secure and feature rich web browser. Updates have been released quiet frequently. It is the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as the platform for web apps.

In Ubuntu, Chrome is not installed by default. Instead, Ubuntu ships their Linux operating system with Mozilla Firefox as the default web browser.

Therefore, if you want to use it, then we have to explicitly install Google Chrome DEB on Ubuntu.

This most popular web browser is available to download for all commonly used operating systems in 32-bit and 64-bit architectures including Linux distros, MS Windows, mobile and desktop platforms.

Environment Specification:

We are using a Ubuntu Desktop virtual machine with following specification.

  • CPU – 3.4 Ghz (2 cores)
  • Memory – 2 GB
  • Storage – 20 GB
  • Operating System – Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS 
  • Hostname –
  • IP Address – /24

Download Google Chrome for Ubuntu:

Connect to your Linux machine by using the graphical console.

You can download Google Chrome for various Linux distros from their official website.

Open URL in your existing web browser i.e. Mozilla Firefox.

Chrome website in Mozilla Firefox

Click on “Download Chrome” button to select your preferred setup file.

Download Google Chrome

Since you are accessing this website from a Ubuntu machine, therefore, download page is providing us the Chrome downloads for Linux distros.

Select 64-bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu) package and click on “Accept and Install” button.

Save Google Chrome DEB file

Your web browser is now asking for the action that can be performed on this DEB package.

You can either download and install Google Chrome DEB package automatically on your Linux operating system or you can save it on the disk for a later installation.

You should select the “Open With” option. This way the Mozilla Firefox will automatically open the DEB file in the APT package manager.

After selecting the preferred option, click on “OK” button.

Google Chrome DEB Downloading Progress

Web browser DEB package is being downloaded.

Install Google Chrome DEB on Ubuntu:

Install Google Chrome DEB on Ubuntu

After successful downloading your DEB package will automatically opened by the APT package manager.

Click on the “Install” button to start Installation of DEB file.

 start Installation of DEB file

Since, you are not installing this software from an APT repository, therefore, installer requires authentication.

Enter your password and click on “Authenticate”.

Enter your password to install Chrome

Installation of the most popular web browser is in progress now.

Google Chrome DEB installation progress

Your required software has been installed successfully on your Linux operating system.

Runn Chrome Web Browser for the First Time:

Click on the “Application” button at the bottom of the left toolbar.

Ubuntu Desktop

You have recently installed web browser on your Linux operating system, therefore it is not available in frequently used applications. Click on “All” to see all the installed applications.

Ubuntu Desktop Applications

You will find the Chrome icon there. Click on it to open the web browser.

set google chrome as default browser

Your web browser is starting for the first time, therefore, you need to configure some settings.

Select “Make Google Chrome the default browser” and click on “OK”.

Make Google Chrome the default browser

You have successfully started the Chrome application.

Open URL in your new web browser.

Google Chrome Centlinux

Your Chrome web browser is installed and working fine.

Update Google Chrome DEB on Ubuntu:

Update process is fully automated on Ubuntu, as well as other operating systems. Chrome browser will update itself as soon as an update is published by Google.


In this installation guide, you have learned how to download, install Google Chrome DEB on Ubuntu. Although, these steps are performed on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, but the same can be used for installation on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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