Install Google Chrome, Opera, Chromium, Vivaldi Web Browsers on Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10

Students and new users who want to test different browsers and features may find it useful to install additional web browsers on Ubuntu. This brief tutorial shows you how to install Google Chrome, Opera, Chromium and Vivaldi web browsers on Ubuntu 17.04 / 17.10 easily from their official repositories.

When you install a package from its official repository on Ubuntu, you’ll get newer versions of the package together with the regular system updates or upgrades. So, installing package repositories on Ubuntu is recommended.

As you may already know by now, Ubuntu comes with Firefox as its default web browser. It is the only web browser installed by default. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

If you like Google Chrome or Opera or other browsers, you can easily install them and carry your favorite browsers with you across platforms. So, continue below to learn how to install Google Chrome, Opera and Chromium and others.

Installing Google Chrome

Here’s something that you probably also know.. you can easily any of the browsers below from their download pages on the web. No need to add repositories or anything like that.

But when you install the repository, you also get newer releases when they become available everytime you update your desktop. So enabling system repositories is great.

Run the commands below to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=i386,amd64] http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt update
sudo apt install google-chrome-stable

Installing Opera Web Browser

To install Opera web browser, run the commands below

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=i386,amd64] https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'
wget -qO- https://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt update
sudo apt install opera-stable

When asked whether to install a new repository for Opera, choose No. You already added one above and don’t want a duplicate.

Installing Chromium

Chromium is an open source version of Google Chrome.. you can install it simply by running the commands below.. no repository to add or anything like that.

sudo apt install chromium-browser

Installing Vivaldi

To install Vivaldi run the commands below

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=i386,amd64] http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi.list'
wget -O - http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt update
sudo apt install vivaldi-stable

Enjoy!

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