Chromium is a free and open-source web browser developed in collaboration between Google and Microsoft. The code of this web browser serves as the cornerstone for most popular web browsers, including Google Chrome. The features of this web browser have been adopted from other popular web browsers. The best thing about Chromium web browser is that it is available for most popular platforms like Linux, Mac, and Windows. Therefore, in this article, we will show you how to install and run the Chromium web browser on Debian.

Installing Chromium Web Browser on Debian

For installing Chromium web browser on Debian, you can follow any of the two methods discussed below:

Install Chromium using snap

For installing the Chromium web browser by making use of the snap command in Debian, you will need to perform the following steps:

Since all the commands are executed via Debian 10 terminal, so we will launch it by clicking on the Activities tab. Then we will type terminal in the search section and press the Enter key to launch the terminal as shown in the image below:

Linux command prompt

Now you need to type the following command in your terminal and then press the Enter key:

sudo snap install chromium

Running this command will install the Chromium web browser on Debian 10. This command can be seen in the following image:

Install Chromium snap

Install Chromium using apt

To install the Chromium web browser with the help of the apt command in Debian, you will need to perform the following steps:

For this method, you will need to relaunch the terminal. Now type the following command in it and then press the Enter key:

sudo apt update

Since we are going to install a new utility that is why it is always recommended to update your system before that, the update command is shown in the image below:

Update packages

You will have to wait a few minutes for this command to complete its execution as soon as its execution completes.

Now type the following command in your terminal and then press the Enter key to install the Chromium web browser on Debian:

sudo apt install -y chromium

This command can be seen in the following image:

Install Chromium Debian package

As soon as the Chromium web browser is installed on your Debian 10 system along with all the required dependencies, you will be able to see the output shown in the image below on your terminal window:

Install Cromium

Launching Chromium Web Browser on Debian

For starting the Chromium web browser on Debian, you can make use of any of the following methods according to your choice:

Start Chromium from the Terminal

For running the Chromium web browser via the Debian terminal, you will need to proceed as follows:

Since we are going to run the Chromium web browser via the command line in this method, therefore, we will launch the terminal and type the following command in your terminal and then press the Enter key:

chromium

This command is shown in the image below:

Launch Chromium browser

As soon as this execution of this command completes, the Chromium web browser will launch immediately, as shown in the following image:

Chromium

Launch Chromium from the Desktop

To run the Chromium web browser via Debian GUI, you will have to follow the following steps:

Tap on the Activities tab to launch the search bar. Now type chromium in that search bar and then click on the Chromium Web result as shown in the image below:

Chomium Icon

As soon as you will do this, the Chromium web browser will instantly launch, as shown in the following image:

Google Chromium Browser

 

How to Install and Run Chromium Web Browser on Debian

Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn