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Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail

I am installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail”. It feels good to finally put a tick mark on a long-pending item on the to-do list!

It has been a while since I tried Ubuntu. My main computer is the Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook, and I occasionally use my PC with Windows 8.1. I am currently looking at some desktop solutions to get a permanent Ubuntu installation for some future projects that I have in my mind (no, not a blog about Ubuntu). But for now, I have access to Ubuntu 13.04 to install and try out Google Chrome.

Before we start, let me tell you one thing. I love the Ubuntu system fonts!

Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail

You just have to open up google.com/chrome  and Google will give you a Linux specific page. Download Google Chrome  For Linux (Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora/openSUSE) it says.

From there, you will be taken to the download page where you will need to select one of the packages:

  •  32 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)
  • 64 bit .deb (For Debian/Ubuntu)
  • 32 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE)
  • 64 bit .rpm (For Fedora/openSUSE)

Pick Debian/Ubuntu installer, with the bit version of your choice and click Accept and Install. From there, it is the usual Ubuntu installation process that Ubuntu users are familiar with. The installer will open in the Ubuntu Software Center app. Click Install.

When you launch Chrome for the first time, it will ask your permission to be the default browser on your computer. You will also be presented with a login page, encouraging you to use Chomesync.

Setting up Chrome on Ubuntu 13.04 is easy. If you choose to sign in using Chromesync, you will get all your stuff synced – bookmarks, extensions, themes, passwords, history and more!

Enjoy your Ubuntu 13.04 life! I am sure I will join you all pretty soon!


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