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Install Google Chrome on Debian 10 - How to do it ?



Google Chrome is the most widely used browser these days. 

Because of its catchy and easy to interpret interface, it is preferred by most of the users. 

However, installing and using Google Chrome on a Linux based system is considered as a fantasy by most of the users. 

Nevertheless, we can even have this amazing browser on any Linux distribution of our choice.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform Software Installation tasks.

In this context, we shall look into how to install Google Chrome on Debian 10.


How to install Google Chrome on Debian 10 ?

To install Google Chrome on Debian 10, you will have to go through all the steps that are listed over here.

1. Download Google Chrome on Debian 10

i. First, we will download Google Chrome by visiting its official website i.e. www.google.com/chrome.

ii. At the landing page of this website, you will find the download button which you need to click.

iii. Now we will select the respective package for the Debian system and click on the Accept and Install button.

iv. Then we will select the Save File option from the dialogue box that appears and click on the OK button.

v. After doing this, the download of Google Chrome on Debian 10 will immediately begin. 


2. Update your Debian 10 System

Now before installing Google Chrome on our Debian 10 system, we will update our system with the following command:

$ sudo apt update


3. Install Google Chrome on Debian 10

Now we need to navigate to our Downloads directory where we have downloaded Google Chrome by running the following command:

$ cd /home/linuxapt/Downloads

Once we are in our Downloads directory, we will list down its contents to figure out the exact name of our Google Chrome package so that we can install it. 

The contents of our Downloads directory can be listed with the command stated below:

$ ls –lh

Once we have checked the exact name of our Google Chrome package, we will use it to install Google Chrome on Debian 10 with the command stated below:

$ sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb


How to Verify the Installation of Google Chrome on Debian 10 ?

For verifying if Google Chrome has been successfully installed on our Debian 10 system or not, we will simply search for chrome in our Activities search bar. 

Here, you will see the Google Chrome icon which will indicate that it has been installed successfully.

By clicking on the icon, you will immediately be able to access Google Chrome.

You can even open a new tab to start browsing right away.


How to uninstall Google Chrome from Debian 10 ?

To remove Google Chrome along with all of its configurations files from your Debian 10 system, you have to execute the following command:

$ sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable

Also, if any packages and dependencies were installed automatically along with Google Chrome, you can simply get rid of them by running the following command:

$ sudo apt-get autoremove

This will remove all the unused packages and dependencies.


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Conclusion

This article covers different methods to install and enjoy Google Chrome on your Debian 10 system. Moreover, whenever you feel like you do not need this browser any longer, then we have even explained to you the method of removing this browser from your Debian 10 system for your convenience.


To Install Google Chrome on Debian:

1. Downloading Google Chrome. Open the terminal either by using the Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by clicking on the terminal icon.

2. Installing Google Chrome. Once the download is complete, install Google Chrome with apt : sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.


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