What is ungoogled Chromium?
A lightweight approach to removing Google web service dependency
ungoogled-chromium is Google Chromium , sans dependency on Google web services. It also features some tweaks to enhance privacy, control, and transparency (almost all of which require manual activation or enabling) .
ungoogled-chromium retains the default Chromium experience as closely as possible . Unlike other Chromium forks that have their own visions of a web browser, ungoogled-chromium is essentially a drop-in replacement for Chromium.
Installation for this is fairly straight forward I have to scripts that will do it for you. The first is pulling over version 73 binaries from here. Then we will string together install commands to install everything in order. Lets get started:
Open a Terminal window. Copy and paste the following into Terminal and run it. This will create a ungoogled directory in your Home folder and download all the required binaries.
mkdir ~/ungoogled && cd ~/ungoogled && wget -c https://github.com/riyad/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/73.0.3683.103-1.disco1/ungoogled-chromium-common_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_amd64.deb && wget -c https://github.com/riyad/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/73.0.3683.103-1.disco1/ungoogled-chromium-driver_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_amd64.deb && wget -c https://github.com/riyad/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/73.0.3683.103-1.disco1/ungoogled-chromium-l10n_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_all.deb && wget -c https://github.com/riyad/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/73.0.3683.103-1.disco1/ungoogled-chromium-sandbox_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_amd64.deb && wget -c https://github.com/riyad/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/73.0.3683.103-1.disco1/ungoogled-chromium-shell_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_amd64.deb && wget -c https://github.com/riyad/ungoogled-chromium-binaries/releases/download/73.0.3683.103-1.disco1/ungoogled-chromium_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_amd64.deb
Once the above is complete we will need to string these installs in the proper order as to avoid dependency errors.
sudo apt install ./ungoogled-chromium-common_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_amd64.deb && sudo apt install ./ungoogled-chromium_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_amd64.deb && sudo apt install ./ungoogled-chromium-driver_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_amd64.deb && sudo apt install ./ungoogled-chromium-l10n_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_all.deb && sudo apt install ./ungoogled-chromium-sandbox_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_amd64.deb && sudo apt install ./ungoogled-chromium-shell_73.0.3683.103-1.disco1_amd64.deb
That is it! You have installed a privacy friendly Chromium! A few things to note:
You can’t install extentions from the Chrome Store. Instead copy the URL of the extension you want and download it using Chrome Extention Downloader
To install downloaded extentions type chrome://extensions/ into your address box in ungoogled chromium. Then drag and drop the downloaded extension.