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I am trying to install Google Chrome,or Chromium Web Browser on Ubuntu 15.04, I tried:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

in Terminal,but it says:

E: Unable to locate package google-chrome-stable

So what do I do to install Chromium Web Browser on Ubuntu 15.04?

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    Use the Ubuntu Software Center – Daniel Oct 13 '15 at 21:55
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    Do you want Chrome or Chromium? – Pilot6 Oct 13 '15 at 21:56
  • So Google Chrome or Chromium is the goal? – Pilot6 Oct 13 '15 at 21:57
  • ^ Is there even much of a difference @Pilot6? – Daniel Oct 13 '15 at 21:58
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    They are not exactly same. You can google the difference easily. – Pilot6 Oct 13 '15 at 22:01
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You can install Chromium Browser by running:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser 
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    I get E: Package 'chroumium-browser' has no installation candidate – john kieran Jan 31 '16 at 22:24
  • It is preferred that you search before answering duplicates. – Tim Mar 2 '16 at 21:37
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    @johnkieran - British spelling? =) – cchamberlain Oct 4 '16 at 21:16
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    @cchamberlain Actually no, I spelled it right in terminal, but misspelled it when I typed it out. The reason it did not install is because I had my software sources messed up. – john kieran Oct 5 '16 at 0:05
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Don't mix chromium and chrome. What you wrote was a command to install google chrome, but it isn't available as you didn't add their ppa into your repository:

add-apt repository ppa:[chrome ppa]

Chromium is good and accessible from the Software Center, but i suggest you directly download the google chrome .deb from their site, it detects linux automatically and downloads the latest .deb package version, which is opened with the software center.

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Just go to Google Chrome's website and download the DEB version of it. Once that DEB file is downloaded you can simply double-click it to install it. If, for whatever reason, you want Chromium instead of Chrome, just do what Pilot6 said, which I'll put here.

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

The advantage of Chrome over Chromium is that Chrome has a few more features and (I believe) gets security updates and the like sooner.

Here's a direct download for the 64-bit DEB in case you have trouble finding it: https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

  • This is for Chrome, not Chromium. – Pilot6 Oct 13 '15 at 21:59
  • @Pilot6 "I am trying to install Google Chrome,or Chromium Web Browser on Ubuntu 15.04" – TheWanderer Oct 13 '15 at 22:00
  • Umm excuse me,what is the difference between Chome and Chromium? – Emily Shan Oct 13 '15 at 22:03
  • @EmilyShan Chromium is basically the open-source version of Chrome. It has the basic features, but not as many features as Google Chrome. Google Chrome is also actively updated, while Chromium usually gets these updates later on. At least, this is how I understand it. – TheWanderer Oct 13 '15 at 22:04
  • Which did you end up installing? – TheWanderer Oct 15 '15 at 1:00

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