There are many differences between Chromium and Chrome when it comes to the principles and licenses etc. But, from a user point of view, there are certain features that work only in Chrome and not on Chromium, the opensource version. But the good news is, we can get most of those things work on Chromium with a little tweaking.
If you are using Chromium on Ubuntu and wants it to play nice with the new Chrome inbuilt PDF viewer from Google, here is how to do it. ( I will post the windows version soon )
- Download a Google Chrome release that matches your processor architecture (x86/x86_64):
# wget http://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb
# wget http://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-unstable_current_amd64.deb
- extract the .deb:
# ar vx <previously downloaded .deb>
- extract the data payload:
# tar --lzma -xvf data.tar.lzma
- copy the plugin to destination folder:
/usr/lib/chromium-browseris valid for my Ubuntu PPA version, might be
/opt/chromium-browseror something on other distributions)
# sudo cp opt/google/chrome/libpdf.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/
- restart any open Chromium processes
- check about:plugins for theÂ
Chrome PDF Viewer, should not need any enabling
Hope this helps ! More tips on Chromium and Ubuntu versions are welcome ! and if you are asking me why should we use Chromium when Chrome is there .. hmm, there are situations where you have only Chromium, and not chrome. Like when I tried jolicloud recently …. I will write about that too soon ! .. remind me if I forget LOL !
Via Azmo’s Weblog.