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How to install google chrome on ubuntu 11.04


Google chrome now becomes a popular browser . By default  ubuntu 11.04 has a firefox installed, you need to download and install google chrome by yourself. Here is the guide to install google chrome on ubuntu .

We can install google chrome in two ways.

Method 1
Download google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb from official google website (https://www.google.com/chrome/) .
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Just follow the steps .
Before installing , we need to install dependencies .
Step 1 » Type apt-get update on terminal as a sudo user.
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update
This command will update the packages list index.
Step 2 » Now we need to install libcurl3,libnspr4-0d,libplc4-0d and libnss3-1d
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install libcurl3 libnspr4-0d libplc4-0d libnss3-1d
Step 3 » Finally install the downloaded package.
[email protected]:~$sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
Method 2
We can install chrome from google official repository . first we need to add the repository source to the update manager.
Step 1 » Type this command exactly to add chrome repositories .
[email protected]:~$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
Step 2 » Now Update the package list .
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update
Step 3 » Finally install google chrome
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
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Chromium installation
Chromium browser is open source provided by chromium. Google chrome is build by the chromium source code.
You can install chromium browser in a single step
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
Chromium browser and google chrome are different browsers with some small difference .
please see this link fro more details http://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/ChromiumBrowserVsGoogleChrome

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  • rastamagda

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    this is what is happening with my ubuntu while i am trying to follow method 1 , second one doesnt work at all, i am not very good at ubuntu, but i know is something wrong with mine as it wont install a thing and many more like missing packages.i am using lenovo3000 n 200. Please help anyone?

    • angryUser

      This method is 0. Don’t use it, it break everything !!!!!

  • rastamagda

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    this is what is happening with my ubuntu while i am trying to follow method 1 , second one doesnt work at all, i am not very good at ubuntu, but i know is something wrong with mine as it wont install a thing and many more like missing packages.i am using lenovo3000 n 200. Please help anyone?

    • angryUser

      This method is 0. Don’t use it, it break everything !!!!!