In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Google Chrome browser on Debian. It’s very easy to do. You just need to copy and paste a few simple commands.
Google Chrome is the fastest browser. I like Firefox. It’s open source and trusted by countless people in the world. But sometimes Firefox can be very slow on my computer. The default web browser on Debian is iceweasal. It’s Firefox browser under the hood but with a different name. And it’s running very slow on my Debian 8 Gnome Desktop. So Let’t install Google Chrome.
Add Google Chrome Repository on Debian
Open a terminal window and run this command to edit sources.list file.
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
Copy the following line and paste it at the end of the file.
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
Then save and close the file. Next use wget to download Google’s signing key and use apt-key to add it to your keyring so the package manager can verify the integrity of Google Chrome package.
wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub sudo apt-key add linux_signing_key.pub
Now update local pacakge index and install the stable version of Google Chrome.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
If you want to install the beta or unstable version of Google Chrome, use thee following commands:
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable
As you can see, installing Gooogle Chrome browser on Debian is very easy !
Install Chromium Browser on Debian
Chromium is an open source browser and project backed by Google. If you don’t like that fact that Google Chrome contains some non-free code, then you can install Chromium browser on Debian. Run the following two commands and you are done.
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install chromium chromium-l10n