How to install Google Chrome (Chronium) in Ubuntu 9.10

Posted by Nick on January 13th, 2010

Lately I had a few crashes in Firefox, plus the browser was really slow at some sites. Anyway Chrome for linux is stable at the moment, and even that it is a little buggy (still on beta) it worths a try. To be honest I’ve switched to Chronium(Chrome for linux) to all my pcs as it is super fast, and I use Firefox only when I need to use some plugin.

Installing Google Chrome in Ubuntu

The installation process is very simple. Open a terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and do the above:

1. The first step is to update the sources list. Enter this command:

gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and add the above lines to the end of that file:

#Google Chrome
deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main

2. Save the file and exit the program, and then add the GPG keys by running this command:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

3. Now we need to update our system:

sudo apt-get update

4. For the end we need to install the Chrome browser:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

One thing that may look bad to you, is that Chrome uses its own blue theme which looks very ugly with Ubuntu’s earth colors. In case you want to change that, go to the options menu and select the GTK theme from the Personal Stuff tab.

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