Chromium is a free, 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 tutorial you will learn how to install Chromium on Ubuntu 22.04.
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.
Installing Chromium Using Snap Package
The Canonical is distributing and maintaining the chromium snap package. By default, all dependencies are included in Snaps as those are self-contained. It is very simple to upgrade the snap packages. Snaps have a larger disk footprint and longer application startup time.
You can use the Ubuntu software application or command-line to install the snap packages.
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.
When new release available, the Chromium snap package will be update automatically in background.
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 included in standard Ubuntu repositories. Open your terminal using 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.
It will show you the welcome page once you launch the Chromium first time.
You successfully learned how to install chromium on Ubuntu 22.04 system. You also can import your bookmarks and settings into Chromium from Chrome, Firefox or Opera browser.
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