I’ll digress a little here, but what did we do before the world wide web, and more specifically Google?

Yes, I hear all the anti-Google arguments, but they don’t charge me anything and the convenience and access to knowledge they provide is a price I’m willing to pay.  I’ve not really hunted around for alternatives, as I’m pretty sure I’ve found the best.

I remember using Yahoo and Netscape in the early days, but where are they now?  I’m actually forced to use Bing on a clients laptop I’m currently using, and even that doesn’t work quite as accurately as Google.

In terms of a default browser, I’d probably say it was Safari on my macOS and iOS devices, but I dip in and out of Chrome on those (and have important bookmarks synced between them) and would much prefer to use Chrome over IE on any Windows install.

As I can’t run Safari, I’m going to use Chrome here partly for familiarity, but also because I don’t think the bundled  Epiphany is going to cut the mustard.

I suspect I’m not going to use the standard way of installing it either, but as it’s not in the built in AppCenter (Chromium is, but I’d prefer to just get Chrome) this is how I did it:

1.Download the Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora/openSUSE 64bit version from the Google website

  1. $ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
  2. sudo apt-get install libappindicator1
    sudo apt-get -f install

    2. The 2nd 2 commands load some dependencies missing in order for Chrome to run.  Thanks to Google I found these very quickly from > https://www.techonia.com/5773/install-google-chrome-on-elementary-os

    It really will make the rest of this easier, at least for me.  Your mileage may vary 🙂

    UPDATE:  In a later blog, I actually found a really useful app for installing .deb packages which also resolves any dependencies.  Checkout GDebi…

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