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How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and other derived distributions

Google Chrome is the most used web browser in the world. It is fast, intuitive, easy to use and secure browser built for the modern web. Google Chrome is not open source and that the reason is not present in the Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, OpenSuse, RedHat and/or CentOS repositories.

If the installation of Google Chrome is very simple on Windows, the same operation on Linux can be a little bit more complex. The setup is not automatic and requires some commands to be executed through the terminal in order to setup Google Chrome on your Linux distribution.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

Here are different ways to install the Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat, CentOS and other derived distributions. To follow this tutorial, the unique thing you will need it’s a root access to your machine in order to be able to execute the “sudo” command and to follow step by step the below guide.

UBUNTU/DEBIAN AND OTHER DERIVED DISTRIBUTIONS

Download Google Chrome

Open your terminal and run the below commands

cd /tmp/
wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Install Google Chrome

If Gdebi package is installed on your machine, simply run the below command to get Google Chrome installed on your machine. The gdebi command has the advantage of automatically installing the missing dependencies for Google Chrome.

Need root password
sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

If you do not have Gdebi present in your machine, run the following commands. We use the sudo apt -f install command to force our distribution to install the missing dependencies needed by Google Chrome.

Need root password
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

It is likely you will get errors of missing dependencies
To correct it and install the missing dependencies use the below commands
sudo apt -f install

You are done, you can now open Google Chrome using your applications launcher from your Ubuntu/debian or other derived distributions.

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FEDORA/RHEL/CENTOS AND OTHER DERIVED DISTRIBUTIONS

Download Google Chrome

Open your terminal and run the below commands

cd /tmp/
wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Install Google Chrome

Need root password
sudo yum install ./google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Or for recente Fedora version

Need root password
sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

You are done, you can now open Google Chrome using your applications launcher from your Fedora/Rhel/Centos or other derived distributions.

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