Chromium is an open source web browser that you can use to browse the internet on your computer, a lot of modern browsers nowadays use Chromium's source code on their browsers. For example: Google Chrome is based on Chromium, the difference between Chromium and Chrome is that Chromium is open source while Chrome it's not.
If you want to develop or understand how a web browser works then chromium is the right choice to use for your projects as it is open source.
In this tutorial you will learn how to install Chromium web browser on Linux Mint.
Step 1 - Update your System
Make sure to update your system before you Install Chromium, simply run the command below to update your system and then proceed with the installation of Chromium
sudo apt update
Step 2 - Install Chromium
You can install Chromium directly via terminal by running the command below
sudo apt install chromium-browser
You'll see this output on your terminal, confirm with Yes by pressing the
Y key on your keyboard
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following additional packages will be installed: libgl1-mesa-glx The following NEW packages will be installed: chromium libgl1-mesa-glx 0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 5 not upgraded. Need to get 82,9 MB of archives. After this operation, 263 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
To install Chromium via software Manager, open software Manager and type Chromium on the search box, then simply click on the first result as shown on the image below
Next, click the Install button
Enter the user's password where you are installing chromium and click Authenticate, once you do that, the installation of Chromium will begin.
Step 3 - Launch Chromium
Whether you installed chromium via Terminal or Software Manager, Chromium will be listed on applications menu once installed on your system.
To launch Chromium Go to Applications Menu > Internet > Chromium Web Browser
Now you should be good to go and browse with Chromium, In this tutorial I installed Chromium Version 103.0.5060.53 (Official Build)
By now you should know how to install Chromium on Linux Mint.