Here’s how to install and use Google Chrome browser in Linux Mint / Ubuntu:
1. Go to www.google.com/chrome and choose your language. Click ‘Download Google Chrome’.
2. Select your download package (32-bit *.deb or 64-bit *.deb) depending upon whether you are using 32-bit / 64-bit Linux Mint / Ubuntu. Read through ‘Google Chrome Terms of Service’ and ‘Accept and Install’ to download and save the package file.
3. After the *.deb package file has been downloaded and saved, open the terminal and change the directory to where you saved the file. Now, issue the following command at the terminal -
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
4. You can see that there were few dependency errors during the installation of Google Chrome in Linux Mint / Ubuntu. To fix these errors, issue the following command at the terminal -
sudo apt-get -f install
5. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Menu>Internet>Google Chrome’ to start the browser.
6. Now, choose your default search engine.
7. Now you can choose whether to make Google Chrome your default browser and whether to send usage statistics and crash reports to Google. Click ‘Start Google Chrome’ when done.
8. Enjoy blazing fast web surfing with Google Chrome in Linux Mint / Ubuntu!