How to Install Google Chrome on Elementary OS Juno

Elementary OS 5.0 code name Juno comes with Epiphany as the default web browser. It’s a great, lightweight and simple web browser. But for some reasons, I need Google Chrome to replace Epiphany. Well, it’s not just a preference matter. Google Chrome has more features than Epiphany. I have been using Sync feature in Google Chrome for some times and I love the feature that I cannot use it in Epiphany. I can import the bookmarks but it take a lot of steps. 

Steps to Install Google Chrome on Elementary OS Juno

Step 1. Update System

It is recommended to update your system prior to the installation. You can use the graphical system update feature on EOS, or you can also execute the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Download Google Chrome package

Now, download the DEB package from this link. You should now have a new file: google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Step 3. Install the DEB package

There is no associated application to open the DEB file. So, I would use the command line to install it. 

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Likely, you will end up with the following error on the first attempt

elementary@elementary:~/Downloads$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb 
Selecting previously unselected package google-chrome-stable.
(Reading database ... 146647 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking google-chrome-stable (70.0.3538.77-1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:
google-chrome-stable depends on fonts-liberation; however:
Package fonts-liberation is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package google-chrome-stable (--install):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1+elementary2~ubuntu5.0.1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3+18.04.20180207.2-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
google-chrome-stable

We can easily fix this with the following command

sudo apt-get -f install

In few moments, Google Chrome should be ready for use. 

Google Chrome works very well on Elementary OS Juno. Thanks for reading this article and please share this article if you think this is useful. Cheers.

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