Objective

The objective is to install Google Chrome browser on on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux.

Requirements

Privileged access to your Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux Desktop

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Install gdebi

The easiest way to install external *.deb packages such as google chrome, is by use of gdebi tool. gdebi will automatically fetch and install all chrome's dependencies. If you have not done so yet, install gdebi now:
$ sudo apt-get install gdebi

Download Chrome browser

Use wget command to download a latest version of the Google Chrome browser:
$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

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Perform Chrome installation

At this stage we are ready to use gdeb to install Google Chrome browser on your Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus Linux desktop. From the directory where you have previously downloaded google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb package execute the following linux command:
$ sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb 
sudo: unable to resolve host ubuntu
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Reading state information... Done
Requires the installation of the following packages: libappindicator1 libindicator7 

The web browser from Google
 Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:y
All done. You should now be able to find Google Chrome icon when search your start menu:
Google chrome browser installed on ubuntu 16.04 xenial linux
Google chrome browser start on ubuntu 16.04 xenial linux
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