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How To Install Google Chrome on Debian 8

Install Google Chrome on Debian 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Google Chrome on Debian 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google, that uses the WebKit layout engine. It is available for Linux, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems. But Google Chrome is more than a web browser, as it combines sophisticated open source technology, borrowed from the Chromium application, into a minimal design, all in order to help users surf the web much faster, a lot easier, and safer than ever before. Google Chrome is not available through the Debian repository, so we need to install it from the official package.

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 the step-by-step installation of the Google Chrome browser on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 8 (Jessie).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Google Chrome on Debian 8

Step 1. Updating your system ensures that all existing packages are up-to-date, which can prevent potential conflicts during the installation. Open your terminal and run the following commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Next, install the gdebi package installer, which will help you install the Google Chrome .deb package:

sudo apt-get install gdebi

Step 2. Installing Google Chrome on Debian 8.

Download the latest stable version of the Google Chrome .deb package by running the following command:

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Alternatively, you can visit the Google Chrome website and download the package manually.

Once the download is complete, install the Google Chrome package using the gdebi installer:

sudo gdebi google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

If the installer prompts you to install any missing dependencies, simply run the following command to resolve them:

sudo apt-get install -f

Step 3. Accessing Google Chrome on Debian.

After the installation is complete, you can launch Google Chrome by running the following command:

google-chrome

Install Google Chrome on Debian 8

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Google Chrome. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Google Chrome browser on Debian 8 Jessie server. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Google Chrome website.

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r00t

r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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