Friday, 27 November 2009

How to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu Linux (Guide)

Note: This blog entry is an instruction guide for my own records.  The text was taken practically verbatim from this article.  Also, please note that Chrome on Linux does not support plugins or flash video content!

There are lots of resources available for using Chrome on Linux via WINE.  But what if you want to run it natively?  Google Chrome is based on the open source Chromium project.  Here are instructions for installing Chromium on your Ubuntu Linux computer:

First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file

Add one of the following

For ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) Users add the following two lines

For ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) Users add the following two lines

Save and exit the file

Add the Google key:


Install Chromium

You're set!  Now just launch from the Applications > Internet > Chromium Web Browser menu.  Note that you can also install by downloading the .deb package from the Chromium Dev Channel.  As stated, this will automatically add Google's repositories to your machine.


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