Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows built with free software components from Apple WebKit and Mozilla Firefox. It was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android where it is the default browser built into the OS. The browser is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves as the platform for web applications.
Most of Chrome’s source code comes from Google’s free and open-source software project Chromium, but Chrome is licensed as proprietary freeware. WebKit was the original rendering engine, but Google eventually forked it to create the Blink engine; all Chrome variants except iOS now use Blink.
As of March 2021, StatCounter estimates that Chrome has a 66% worldwide browser market share (after peaking at 72.38% in November 2018) on personal computers (PC), is also dominant on mobile, and has caught up with Safari on tablets (or about a percent-point below at 42.33%), and at 63.59% across all platforms combined. Because of this success, Google has expanded the “Chrome” brand name to other products: Chrome OS, Chromecast, Chromebook, Chromebit, Chromebox, and Chromebase.
How To Install Chrome On Ubuntu?
First we have to download the latest deb package :
# Download latest chrome deb $ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.debCode language: PHP (php)
Now we are going to use apt to install the deb package :
# Install chrome from deb $ sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.debCode language: PHP (php)
How To Update Chrome ?
During the installation Chrome adds the google chrome repositories to apt so it will update like any other app installed with apt.
In this article we installed Google Chrome on Ubuntu Linux using apt and a .deb package from the terminal in two easy steps.
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