How to Install Chrome on Kali Linux: A Simple Guide

Kali Linux is a powerful and popular Linux distribution widely used for penetration testing and cybersecurity purposes. While it comes pre-installed with a range of tools, you might need additional software like Google Chrome for browsing the web.

In this blog post, we’ll provide you with a straightforward guide on how to install Chrome on Kali Linux without any hassle.

Checking Your Kali Linux Version

Before proceeding with the installation, ensure you have the latest version of Kali Linux running on your system. To check the version, open the terminal and type the following command:

lsb_release -a

Make sure you have Kali Linux 2020 or later. If you have an older version, consider updating it to avoid compatibility issues.

Downloading Google Chrome

To install Chrome on Kali Linux, you can download the .deb package directly from Google’s website. Open your web browser and go to the official Chrome download page (https://www.google.com/chrome).

Click on the “Download Chrome” button, and the website will automatically detect your operating system and provide the appropriate version. Select the “64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)” package.

Installing Chrome on Kali Linux

Once the .deb package is downloaded, navigate to the “Downloads” directory in the terminal using the following command:

cd ~/Downloads

Next, use the dpkg command to install the Chrome package:

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

If there are any missing dependencies, the system will notify you. You can fix them by executing the following command:

sudo apt-get -f install

The process might take a moment, and once it’s complete, you’ll have Google Chrome successfully installed on your Kali Linux system.

Conclusion

Installing Google Chrome on Kali Linux is a straightforward process. By following these simple steps, you can easily enjoy the browsing experience and leverage Chrome’s features on your Kali Linux system. Remember to keep your system up-to-date and enjoy seamless web browsing with Google Chrome. Happy browsing!