I'm new to Linux and am trying out Elementary. I need to install Google Chrome and do not see it in the app store, but I downloaded it directly from the Google site. However, I don't understand what I need to do with the file that downloaded. It contains some .tar.gz files and a binary file, how do I install an app from that?
the official Google Chrome app can be downloaded from Google Just download the Deb package and then on a terminal browse to the folder where the deb package is and run:
sudo dpkg --install google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo apt install -f
Link to deb package:
I think you can use a search engine like google to anwser that question. Chromium is like the Open-Source version of Google Chrome, and it's works equal.
sudo apt install chromium-browser
If you really want to install Google Chrome, in the Google Chrome's official page you can to download the Ubuntu's .deb file for 64 bits, and install via console with apt. But you can to download and install with the next command:
curl -O https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb && sudo apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb