Google Chrome or Chromium On Ubuntu 9.04

Update : Google Released the Dev Version of Chrome for Linux. Click Here to know how to use the Original Google Chrome on Ubuntu

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Finally, I’m using chromium on Ubuntu 9.04. Even though this is an alpha release, I’m happy that I can use my favorite browser on my favorite OS.

Installation was really really easy, thanks to this article.  ( Okay, Important note :  This is not crossover chromium, or google chrome running on WINE. This is the original Chromium build for Linux. )  If you are an Ubuntu fan, who wants to try Google Chrome on your favorite OS, before the official version is out, do check out that URL, its about 16MB download, and takes no additional step other than adding the software source, and then installing using the apt command.

But don’t get excited, this product is not ready yet. No flash, and that means no youtube or other videos or flash pages, no plugins, extensions, etc, and not 100% stable yet. Considering my experience with the Dev version for Windows however, its not too risky to install dev versions.

Would you like to test Chromium on Ubuntu ‘? Or, will you wait until the official release ? If you already tested this, do let me know your comments ! I will post my review very soon. Or, if you are  a Mac lover, check this out.

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Photo Credit : by tamagotono

3 Comments

  1. Chrome on Linux, huh? Will check that out.

    Binny V A’s last blog post..Slow Scrolling in Firefox in Pages With Fixed Backgrounds

  2. very happy to read your blog.
    thank you for sharing,I enjoyed the article.

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