Title: How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu: A Friendly Step-by-Step Guide:
Welcome to this easy-to-follow guide on installing Google Chrome on your Ubuntu operating system. As a Ubuntu user, you might have noticed that Google Chrome is not pre-installed on your system. However, don't worry! We will provide you with two methods – using Firefox and through the terminal – so you can choose the one that suits you best. Let's get started!
Method 1: Installing Google Chrome via Firefox
1. Open Firefox:
The first step is to launch your Firefox web browser. You can find the Firefox application in the Activities menu or the dock.
2. Go to the Google Chrome download website:
Once Firefox is open, head over to the official Google Chrome download website. You can do this by typing "Google Chrome download" in the search bar or directly entering "https://www.google.com/chrome" in the address bar.
3. Choose the appropriate version for Ubuntu:
On the Google Chrome download website, you will see several options for different operating systems. Look for the first option labeled "64 bit .deb for Debian/Ubuntu." This is the version specifically designed for Ubuntu. Click on it to select it.
4. Accept and Install:
After selecting the appropriate version, you will see an "Accept and Install" button on the page. Click on it to initiate the download process.
5. Save the file:
Once the download is complete, navigate to your Files app by clicking on the Files icon in the dock. In the Files app, click on "Downloads" in the sidebar to find the downloaded file titled "google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb."
6. Launch the installation:
Double-click on the "google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb" file. This will open the Ubuntu Software Center. If you encounter any issues, try right-clicking on the file and choosing "Open with Software Center."
7. Ubuntu Software Center:
The Ubuntu Software Center will open with details about the Google Chrome package you are about to install. Look for a green "Install" button and click on it to start the installation process.
8. Enter your password:
During the installation process, you may be prompted to enter your password for authentication. This is a security measure to ensure that only authorized users can make changes to your system. Type your password (note that your keystrokes will remain hidden) and press Enter.
You have successfully installed Google Chrome on your Ubuntu system using Firefox. You can now launch Google Chrome by searching for it in the Activities menu or the dock.
Method 2: Installing Google Chrome via Terminal
1. Launch the Terminal app:
The Terminal application allows you to interact with your Ubuntu system through commands. To open the Terminal, click on the Activities menu in the top-left corner of your screen, type "Terminal" in the search bar, and click on the Terminal icon when it appears.
2. Enter the following command:
In the Terminal, type or copy-paste the following command:
3. Execute the command:
Press Enter to execute the command. The Terminal will start downloading the Google Chrome package. Wait for the download to complete.
4. Install Google Chrome package:
After the download is complete, type or copy-paste the following command into the Terminal:
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
5. Enter your password:
When prompted, enter your password for authentication. Similar to the previous method, your keystrokes will remain hidden for security reasons. Press Enter to proceed with the installation.
Google Chrome is now installed on your Ubuntu system using the terminal method. You can launch it by searching for Google Chrome in the Activities menu or the dock.
You now have two straightforward methods for installing Google Chrome on your Ubuntu operating system. Whether you prefer using Firefox or utilizing the terminal, you can enjoy a seamless browsing experience with Google Chrome. Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu enables you to take advantage of its speed, security, and extensive range of features. Happy browsing!