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.

Chromium browser could be installed on Ubuntu by installing chromium-browser package using apt at the terminal.

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Steps to install Chromium on Ubuntu:

  1. Open terminal from the application launcher or via the <ctrl> + <alt> + <t> keyboard shortcut.
  2. Update apt's package list from the repository.
    $ sudo apt update
    [sudo] password for user:
    Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security InRelease
    Hit:2 http://my.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco InRelease
    Hit:3 http://my.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates InRelease
    Hit:4 http://my.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-backports InRelease
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    6 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
  3. Install chromium-browser package via apt.
    $ sudo apt install --assume-yes chromium-browser
    Suggested packages:
      webaccounts-chromium-extension unity-chromium-extension adobe-flashplugin
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
      chromium-browser chromium-browser-l10n
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
    Need to get 62.2 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 231 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    ##### snipped
  4. Run chromium-browser from the terminal or from the application launcher.
    $ chromium-browser


This guide is tested to be compatible with the following Ubuntu versions:

Operating System
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)
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