Chromium is a free and open source web browser which is what the Google Chrome is based on. They are very similar except that Chromium doesn't have the proprietary bits that are added to Google Chrome.
You can install Chromium on Ubuntu and other Debian variance by installing chromium-browser package using apt at the terminal. apt will automatically download and install Chromium binaries along with required dependencies.
$ sudo apt update [sudo] password for user: Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease Hit:2 http://jp.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease Get:3 http://jp.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [111 kB] Get:4 http://jp.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports InRelease [98.3 kB] Fetched 210 kB in 2s (121 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done All packages are up to date.
$ sudo apt install --assume-yes chromium-browser Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: chromium-browser 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 48.5 kB of archives. After this operation, 164 kB of additional disk space will be used.## ### snipped
This guide is tested to be compatible with the following Ubuntu versions:
|Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)|
|Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)|
|Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus)|
|Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)|
|Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)|
|Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)|
|Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo)|
|Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine)|
|Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)|
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