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Google Chrome for Linux : Download it now!

Google Chrome for Linux : Download it now!

Google Chrome browser for linux“, I am using it!

The google chrome browser, the light weight browser i have ever seen is now available for linux. But they have released only a in-progress build of Google Chrome for Linux.  Google Chrome for Linux is released by Google for testing. I downloaded it and its my default browser now  Luckily., it didnt crashed yet.

Google Chrome for Linux has the same look and feel as that was for the Windows. But the following significant chunks of functionality are known to be missing:

  • Plugins, including Flash (so no YouTube, Hulu, etc.)
  • Printing
  • Complex text
  • Complex tab dragging
  • Gears support
  • Other parts of the browser are notably incomplete, poorly tuned and broken. Google tells the users”beware!”

Google Chrome On Ubuntu

‘Chromium’ vs ‘Google Chrome’

Chromium is an open source browser project. Google Chrome is a browser from Google, based on the Chromium project.

Google chrome is build with open source code from Chromium . The current release for Google Chrome Linux is Dev channel .

Dev channel :- DEV channel is the  developer preview channel is where ideas get tested (and sometimes fail). The Dev channel can be very unstable at times, and new features usually require some manual configuration to be enabled. Still, simply using Dev channel releases is an easy (practically zero-effort) way for anyone to help improve Google Chrome.

Google Chrome Requirements for Linux :-

Intel Pentium 4 / Athlon 64 or later CPU; 32- or 64-bit Ubuntu 8.04 or later, or 32-bit Debian 5. Support for other Linux distributions is planned; unpacking the .deb files by hand may work.

Download and install the package appropriate for your system (just clicking on it should do the right thing):

Dev channel (for 32-bit systems): google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb
Dev channel (for 64-bit systems): google-chrome-unstable_current_amd64.deb

Note: Installing Google Chrome will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Chrome up to date. If you don’t want Google’s repository, do “sudo touch /etc/defaults/google-chrome” before installing the package.

Remember, Dev channel browsers may still crash frequently. See bug-reporting-guidlines-for-

the-mac-linux-builds before reporting problems in Mac or Linux Dev channel builds.

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