Here’s a quick tutorial on how to install Google Chrome on your Ubuntu Linux OS. This is not Chromium, as some of you may have experienced in the past. Chromium web browser was the base for Google Chrome, however if you’ve tried it in Linux, although it may have a similar feel like Google Chrome, you will shortly experience crashes.
Anyway, with that said, let’s get started on installing Google Chrome the quick and easy way in Ubuntu Linux.
- Download the Debian Package (Courtesy of Brandon Taylor)
- Right click on the .deb package
- At the following prompt, click on Install Package
- Wait a little bit until the installation completes. You will be notified by the following screen.
- Now you are ready to use Google Chrome. Go to Applications > Internet > Google Chrome.
This version of Google Chrome is “unstable” so it’s probably in it’s alpha or beta testing phase, but I have not had any problem. It supports Google iThemes as well as all the gadgets that I have in my iGoogle. Pages are served quickly and rendered correctly for the most part. The only problem that I have experienced between the Windows version of Chrome and this unstable release of Chrome for Linux is being able to access the new Yahoo E-mail. It will not allow me and instead Yahoo will force me to choose the Classic Mail interface.