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How to install Google Chrome Browser on Linux?

By Debjit on September 7th, 2009 

Well Google may not have officially released the Linux compatible version of Chrome, but thats not gonna stop you from fulfilling your ambitions of running it in and out on Linux. And so you tried Wine-ing Google Chrome for Windows and finally ended up reading something like 'How to forget a catastrophic experience'.

We perfectly understand that and so to help you out, we will be presenting you with an easier,  sweeter, beautiful, better, hassle-free ....blah....blah....    way with which you will be able to drive Chrome 'properly' on Linux and get a taste of it.

Introducing the CrossOver Chromium.


Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. The  Chromium's code base is the basis for Google’s Chrome browser. So it will offer you more or less the same web-surfing experience that the Google's Chrome provides. Although there is no working Chromium-based browser on Linux, you can build, test, port and work with the Chromium source code ( available here ).

However, here we won't be telling you how to do all that, instead we will be focussing on CrossOver Chromium which is a Linux port of the open source Chromium web browser developed by CodeWeavers (the guys behind the Wine Project) and is available for free download ( available here ). CrossOver Chromium basically runs the Windows version of Chromium natively on Linux (It supports Mac as well).

flying_browserThe installing packages are available in .deb , .rpm formats. Infact 32-bit and 64-bit versions are available separately for both the .deb package (for Debian and Ubuntu). Shell script for installation is also available for other linux distros.  A .dmg package is also available for installing it on Apple MacOS X.

So get the latest release now and get Chrome up and running in a jiffy.


How to install Google Chrome Browser on Linux? was originally published on on March 19, 2009 - 2:30 pm (Indian Standard Time)