I installed and started using Elementary OS a cool, minimalist and simple Linux distro based on Ubuntu. It comes with a Web browser called Midori and I wanted to use Google Chrome, I tried installing it by downloading the .deb file from the official location but it strangely didn’t want to get installed by the Software Center.
I found this solution to get it done by using the Command Line.
Download the package
Open a terminal or press CTRL-ALT-t and type the following command (without the $ sign):
Download 32 bit version:
$ cd /tmp $ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
Download 64 bit version:
$ cd /tmp $ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Installing the package
Type the following command to install.
Install for 32 bit version:
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
Install for 64 bit version:
$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Opening Google Chrome
You can go and open the App at Internet Applications or by searching “google chrome” or “chrome”.
Or by opening it at the Command line:
Then you just can right-click on it and set it to stay at OS X tray bar like.
- Based on an entrance found at: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-install-google-chrome-in-ubuntu-linux-12-xx-13-xx