How To Install The Latest Stable/Testing Version Of Chrome, On Ubuntu And Linux Mint

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this article I will show you how to install the latest stable or unstable version of Google Chrome on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

Keeping Google Chrome up to date on Ubuntu and Linux Mint systems is easy, if you add the Google repository on your system, and schedule a cron job to update Chrome, like this:

Add the Chrome repo:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'

Add the repo’s key:

$ wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Update the local repo index:

$ sudo apt-get update

Install Google Chrome Stable, for production machines:

$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

Install Google Chrome Unstable, for the rocket science geeks:

$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta

To make your system update Google Chrome Stable weekly, do this:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "@weekly root sudo apt-get install -y google-chrome-stable" >> /etc/crontab'

For Google Chrome Unstable weekly update, do:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "@weekly root sudo apt-get install -y google-chrome-beta" >> /etc/crontab'

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One comment on “How To Install The Latest Stable/Testing Version Of Chrome, On Ubuntu And Linux Mint
  1. Thankyou so much for this intuitive and usefull guide.

    Much appreciated


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