Install Google Chrome by the Linux Command Line

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:

google-chrome

Then you just can right-click on it and set it to stay at OS X tray bar like.