Chromium is an open-source, reliable, fast and stable browser for the latest web. Many modern browser used its as a base including the Google Chrome, the most popular web browser in the world. In this article we will show how to install Chromium on Ubuntu 20.04.
As the Chromium is open-source, it doesn’t include proprietary web codecs and doesn’t send crash reports and usage tracking to Google. Chromium can be installed as a snap package via the Snapcraft store or as a deb package from the Google repositories.
Install Chromium Using Snap Package
The Canonical is distributing and maintaining the chromium snap package. By default the all dependencies are included in Snaps as those are self-contained. It’s simple to upgrade the snap packages. Snaps have a larger disk footprint and longer application startup time.
You also can install the snap packages via the Ubuntu software application or using command-line.
Let’s install Chromium via command-line, type the following command:
sudo snap install chromium
The Chromium snap package will be update automatically in background, once the new release available.
If you would like to install visually, just open Ubuntu Software and search for “Chromium” term and install the application.
Installing Chromium with apt
By default the Chromium includes in standard Ubuntu repositories. Open your terminal using either the
Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by clicking on the terminal icon. Run the following command as root or user with sudo privileges:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install chromium-browser
Click on Activities and type “Chromium” and click on the icon to launch the application.
You will be presented with the welcome page once you launch the Chromium first time.
You learned successfully how to install chromium on Ubuntu 20.04 system. You also can import your bookmarks and settings into Chromium from Chrome, Firefox or Opera browser.
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