In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Chromium on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, The Chromium project covers two utilities such as Chromium and Chromium OS, which are the open-source projects of the Google Chrome browser and Google Chrome OS. Chromium has been developed as an open-source browser project whose critical mission is to offer a more secure, faster, and more stable way to navigate the web where threats are constant at every minute.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Chromium web browser on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install Chromium on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana
Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update
Step 2. Installing Snap.
Chromium has released a Snap package recently. This means now Chromium web browser can be easily installed in any Linux distribution that supports Snap. Now run the following command to install snap:
sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd
Step 3. Installing Chromium on Linux Mint 20.
To install Chromium, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install chromium
Step 4. Accessing Chromium browser on Linux Mint.
Once successfully installed, you can find it in the Activities search bar type “Chromium” and click on the icon to launch the application.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Chromium. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Chromium browser on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Chromium website.