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Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu or Linux Mint

Searching the Software Manager of either Ubuntu or Linux Mint, you will not find Google Chrome, my favorite web browser. While you could always just download it from the site, the Update Manager will not know about it, so you’ll be forced to manually check for and install updates. There is a better way.

The first thing we need to do is get the software signing key from the Google Linux Repository. That is done with the following command:

wget -q -O - | 
sudo apt-key add -

Then, we’ll add the repository for Chrome’s stable releases to the repository.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb
stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'

From here, you can go back into your Software Manager, search for Chrome and install it normally.

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