Install Chromium web browser in Ubuntu

Chromium is the open source project behind Google Chrome. Chromium browser is available as source based install from the Chromium Project's website, and has been available in Ubuntu's default repository since Maverick Meerkat (Ubuntu 10.10) as a binary package. This means that you'll no longer need to include the chromium-daily's PPA repository in order to install the Chromium browser in your system as it has always been back in the days.

Run these steps at the terminal to install the Chromium for Ubuntu, .

  1. Update apt's list of available packages from repository.
    $ sudo apt update
  2. Install Chromium's Ubuntu package via apt.
    $ sudo apt install -y chromium-browser
  3. You can now open Chromium from your application list or type the following command at the terminal;
    $ chromium-browser


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Written by Mohd Shakir Zakaria. Last updated on 2019-03-25