How to Install Chromium Web Browser on Linux Mint

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)

Conclusion

By now you should know how to install Chromium on Linux Mint.

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