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How do you install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 14.04?

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Go to https://www.google.com/intl/en-US/chrome/browser/

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Click Download and a small window will pop up with some download options.

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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.

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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.

Enjoy ;]

Note: Chrome will also be updated through the normal Ubuntu update process so you can expect to grab the latest version when Ubuntu updates.

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Excellent post Klyn. Worthy of lots of upvotes. –  Rinzwind Aug 13 at 14:28
    
Screen shots FTW! –  Klyn Aug 13 at 15:21
    
this is weird ... I though that to get updates you'd need to add a repository ... –  josinalvo Oct 18 at 0:00
    
its adds the Google Chrome PPA when you install the package so from then on you get updates as they are released. –  Klyn Oct 18 at 4:09

Or if you want the actual Google Chrome, open a terminal and follow:

cd /tmp
wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

If you want the 64bit version just replace i386 with amd64

If you encounter any errors simply use

sudo apt-get -f install

To run it from terminal use google-chrome or hit the super key and search Google or Chrome

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google-chrome-stable is availeble on 3rd Party Repository: Google Chrome (For Stable).

Follow the instruction for installation:

  1. Add Key:

    wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add - 
    
  2. Set repository:

    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
    
  3. Install package:

    sudo apt-get update 
    sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
    
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It appears that the package from Google adds the Apt source file now, but named "google-chrome.list". Attempting to do an apt-get update will complain about duplicates. If you rename to match, the issue doesn't occur. –  William Holroyd Nov 11 at 19:22

Google Chrome is different from Chromium.

What's the difference between Google Chrome and/or Chromium? What are the advantages/disadvantages to each?

Chromium can be found in the Ubuntu Software Centre. To download Google Chrome however:

  1. Goto: https://www.google.com/intl/en-CA/chrome/browser/

  2. Click Download Chrome

  3. Choose either 32 bit .deb(for 32bit Ubuntu) or 64 bit .deb (for 64bit Ubuntu)

  4. Click Accept and Install

  5. Download .deb file to a folder (Downloads is the default folder)

  6. Open up your Downloads folder.

  7. Double-click the .deb file you just downloaded.

  8. This should launch Ubuntu Software Centre.

  9. When it prompts you to whether you wish to install Chrome, just say yes.

  10. Input Password when asked to install.
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For the 32-bit version of Google Chrome, use this command below.

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

For the 64-bit version of Google Chrome, use this command below.

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

Once downloaded, install google chrome with following command:

32 bit :

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

64 bit :

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

If you want other method visit this..

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You can try saving the below script into a file and running it:

if [[ $(getconf LONG_BIT) = "64" ]]
then
    echo "64bit Detected" &&
    echo "Installing Google Chrome" &&
    wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb &&
    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb &&
    rm -f google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
else
    echo "32bit Detected" &&
    echo "Installing Google Chrome" &&
    wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb &&
    sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb &&
    rm -f google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
fi

It will automatically detect your architecture and install the proper version of Google Chrome for your system.

Script source here

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