How do you install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04?
Click Download and a small window will pop up with some download options.
The top two options are the ones we want the ".deb" check the box next to the correct format for your system 32-bit or 64-bit.
Once the Download completes you will have a file like this in your downloads folder. Once its complete lets double click it.
Give your PC a few moments and the ubuntu software center should open up with the .deb file you have downloaded ready to install. (I already have chrome installed) Click the install button and you will be prompted for your password to start the installation. This should take no more that 2mins to install.
Note: Chrome will also be updated through the normal Ubuntu update process so you can expect to grab the latest version when Ubuntu updates.
Follow the instruction for installation:
Or if you want the actual Google Chrome, open a terminal and follow:
If you want the 64bit version just replace
If you encounter any errors simply use
To run it from terminal use
Google Chrome is different from Chromium.
Chromium can be found in the Ubuntu Software Centre. To download Google Chrome however:
Hello people of the Ubuntu Universe, I wrote a c++ program for installing google chrome 64 bit, Pandya's answer is very similiar. I usually write programs to handle anything, that I think I might have to do again in the future! Consequently installing google-chrome is something I've done many times.
If you do not already have build-essential installed as dependency, or c++ (g++) development you must install it first:
Next copy the following program from this post into gedit and save it as googGt.cpp (change your tab width to 4):
Its nothing spectacular just some function abstraction. Its pretty easy to follow. Once you've copied and saved the program compile from command line:
This create an a.out in the working directory. Next gain root privledges and execute the program.
Gaining root privledges:
Executing the newly created binary:
The process is pretty straight forward first add the google PPA, then it updates the software sources, then it installs google-chrome, and last but not least it comments out the google-chrome.list url addresses so it doesn't update the 32 bit version as well as 64 bit on subsequent apt-get updates. You will now have the scripts 1) the script that adds the googPpa.sh and 2) the script that installs google-chrome (googGt.sh).
Thats a good question hek2mgl, and my answer is: security and control when using wget and adding the ppa. Using wget and adding ppa's in scripts leaves your system vulnerable for split second. You will notice this by the pause after the output of 'OK' once the ppa is added, if you are to do so.
I designed and wrote the c++ program (over writing one shell script, which have done also) in order to take advantage of shell-level depth, control of execution, and the kill process: during and after the ppa add scripts execution.
But yes, hek2mgl it does look weird at first. I have written quite a few system admin programs in c++ and have gotten use to it.
For the 32-bit version of Google Chrome, use this command below.
For the 64-bit version of Google Chrome, use this command below.
Once downloaded, install google chrome with following command:
32 bit :
64 bit :
You can try saving the below script into a file and running it:
It will automatically detect your architecture and install the proper version of Google Chrome for your system.
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