It has been a while since I tasted a bit of Ubuntu. So, this weekend, I took time to install Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04 and find out how my favorite browser is doing on Ubuntu these days.
Update: You can use the information provided below to install and set up Chrome on Ubuntu 12.10, the latest.
How to Install Chrome on Ubuntu
Here is a quick guide to install Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04.
Install Chrome on Ubuntu12.04
The process is pretty simple. The package installer/software center that comes with Ubuntu makes things easier. So, here are your clean and simple steps.
- Download Chrome for Ubuntu from here selecting the 32bit Ubuntu/Debian version as shown in the below screenshot. (If you are using 64bit Ubuntu, you can download the 64bit version)
- Double click the downloaded file google-chrome-stable_current_
i386.deb. Ubuntu Software Center screen opens.
- Click Install
- Enter your password if prompted. Chrome for Ubuntu will now install on your computer.
First time you run Chrome, it will ask you if you would like to make Chrome your default browser. Click the check box and choose “Start Google Chrome” if you prefer Chrome as your primary browser.
Two Things To Do After Installing Chrome On Ubuntu
First thing is Chromesync. On completing the install,Chrome will ask you if you would like to set up Chromesync. This will help you import all your bookmarks, apps, extensions, settings and themes etc if you were using Chrome with Chromesync on another PC. Enter your password and set this up, if you prefer to do so!
Second thing you might want to do is making Chrome always available on the Unity Launcher. To do this, right click on the Chrome icon on Unity sidebar and select “Lock To Launcher”
Hope you got Google Chrome working on your new Ubuntu computer. If you have questions, please do email me, I will try to help you find some answer. I am planning to post some more Ubuntu+Chrome related posts soon, so stay subscribed to this blog!