Howto: Install Google Chrome Alpha in Ubuntu!
For the past couple of years I have been waiting and waiting for the possibility for a Google Browser, there has been rumors over the years and finally Google came out with Chrome. Unfortunately Google Chrome was only released for windows, only until now there is a semi working gui that is actually usable!! Yea I just logged into my gmail account 5 minutes ago with Chromium for Linux! Im impressed, I thought it would never get to this stage, but it has, currently there is allot of issues to be resolved like the sandboxing for example There is also quite a few issues that you can follow here
If you would like to help with its porting efforts you can go here
FAQ: no native 64bit debs planed for now. The amd64 package is using ia32-libs.
Anyways let me show you how easy it is to install and start browsing!
First lets add the chromium ppa, head over to here
Select your Ubuntu version in the drop down where you see:
Display sources.list entries for:
Then input those apt sources into System->Administration->Software Sources-> Click Third-Party Software Tab, then click +Add to add the apt sources
Now press ALT-F2 and enter gedit, paste this into gedit(its the ppa key for security)
—–BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–
Version: SKS 1.0.10
—–END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK—–
Now save the file and click +Import Keyfile on the Authentication tab of Software Sources, then click close. Then refresh your sources.
Click these packages to install them
Once installed Execute Chromium via Applications->Internet->Chromium Web Browser
Now enjoy using Google Chrome in linux, and watch it progress!