Downloading and Installing Google Chrome on Linux


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.

  1. Download the Debian Package (Courtesy of Brandon Taylor)
  2. Right click on the .deb package
  3. Right clicking on the Google Chrome .deb package

    Right click on the .deb package to view the context menu and click on GDebi package installer

  4. At the following prompt, click on Install Package

     

    Click on Install Package at the prompt to install Google Chrome

    Click on Install Package at the prompt to install Google Chrome

  5. Wait a little bit until the installation completes.  You will be notified by the following screen.

     

    Google Chrome installation on Linux Complete

    You will be prompted that the installation of Google Chrome in Ubuntu finished.

  6. Now you are ready to use Google Chrome.  Go to Applications > Internet > Google Chrome.

     

    Google Chrome is ready to be used on Linux

    Launch Google Chrome on Linux

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.

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One response to “Downloading and Installing Google Chrome on Linux

  1. Thomas D.

    I agree, plus it’s got the quickness and a half of what the Windows version has. It might be psychological but this thing beats Safari out of the water in terms of speed and minimalistic ease.

    Yahoo Mail is also a minus for me, but it’ll be sorted out by full release. Whenever that may be.

    Keep at it Google!

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