Google Chrome and Ubuntu : I am waiting for that !

I am Google Chrome fan and you guys know that. Now, I am also a fan of Ubuntu too. I am blogging from a Ubuntu laptop right now. But, I really miss Google Chrome when I switch from Windows to Linux,which I have to do most of the times. I started using Linux with my first job, and then extended it to my personal computing too. I can work very fast when I am on a Linux Computer.

Google Chrome is another thing that helps me do my work faster. It’s going to be great if you combine Ubuntu with Google Chrome.

Rumour has it that Google is going to release Linux and Mac version of Chrome by May 2009. Two more months … hmm ok, and it’s a rumor too. I can’t make myself wait 2 more months because of a rumor. I am  going to try installing Chrome on Linux with Wine.

There are two ways of making Chrome work on Linux. First method, is installing Chromium, ( the project that Google Chrome is based on ). Second method is installing Chrome using WINE.

Wanna Try ?

Follow these links for Detailed “How To”

How to Install Chromium (Google chrome) in Ubuntu using deb package

How to Install Chromium (Google chrome) in Ubuntu using deb package

In Category: Google Chrome


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

Show 10 Comments
  • | Balu | 20/03/2009, 5:41 am

    Till then use chromium for linux.. the browser on which Chrome was built

  • | Balu | 20/03/2009, 5:55 am

    Sorry jumped the comment dint read the last para

    • chrome story 20/03/2009, 5:57 am

      no problem .. thanks for the link anyway !!

  • Binny V A 21/03/2009, 2:13 am

    I am waiting for this too. Another option is Chomium – like Balu(and you) pointed out.

    • chrome story 22/03/2009, 7:29 am

      Yes, I will let you know guys about it when made available.

  • Schultzter 01/04/2009, 7:45 pm

    I’m not really a programmer (I just pretend to be when I have to) but wouldn’t using something like wxWidgets or another portable library from the start have allowed Google develop one browser for multiple operating systems?

    • chrome story 30/04/2009, 2:57 am

      you can use WINE to run it on Linux 🙂

  • StevePaul 11/04/2010, 4:04 pm

    Unless I’ve missed something here, I’ve been running Chrome (natively – not Wine) on Ubuntu for the last few weeks …

    There’s both a Beta and Dev version and 32 and 64 bit versions …

    The only thing you don’t have in the 64 bit version is the ability to use the ‘Internal flash’ …

    • chrome story 11/04/2010, 11:00 pm

      yea, I’ve been using chrome and chromium on Ubuntu for quite sometime now … 🙂