Most of us already know that one of the fastest browser out there is Google Chrome. Sadly enough, Google Chrome is only available on Windows platform, while the Mac and Linux users are left to run Safari or Firefox. The good thing is that Google has listened to those requests and are currently developing the native version of Chrome to Mac and Linux.
But for those who can’t wait, there is a way to get Chromium (the open-source platform on which Google Chrome is based). Here are the steps (originally taken from here):
First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file:
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add add the following lines if you are using Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala):
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
Save and exit the file.
Now add the GPG key using the following command:
sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5
Update the source list using the following command:
sudo apt-get update
Then you can install chromium using the following command:
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
After a successful installation, you can open chromium from Applications—>Internet—>Chromium Web Browser:
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Here’s a sample picture of what Chromium looks like on Ubuntu:
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Alternatively, there’s a script created by Jeff Rader to automate the installation of Chromium. His script can be downloaded here. Do not forget to change the permission to executable before running the script.