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 and Debian by installing chromium-browser package using apt at the terminal.

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Steps to install Chromium web browser on Ubuntu or Debian:

  1. Open terminal from the application launcher.
  2. Update apt's package list from the repository.
    $ 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.
  3. Install chromium-browser package via apt.
    $ 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
  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)
Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
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