Chromium on Ubuntu
Everybody likes Google Chrome, right ? Well, now you can have Chromium on Ubuntu as well.
But first, let’s clarify something: Chromium is an open source browser project. Google Chrome is a browser from Google, based on the Chromium project. Right now Google’s browser is only available on Windows.
I know I installed Windows on my home PC just to try out Google Chrome and I loved it. It’s speed is amazing (in my opinion it’s faster than Firefox and Opera). Now we can use Chromium on Ubuntu as well.
Enough with the chit-chat. Time for some installing.
First you need to add the repositories. Open a terminal and copy paste the commands below:
Open /etc/apt/sources.list for editing
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
and add these 2 lines at the bottom of it:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
Save the file and close it. Now open a terminal again and add the repository key to your apt keyring:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 4E5E17B5
Now you’re ready to install Chromium. Just 2 more commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
After everything is complete just go ahead and open Applications -> Internet -> Chromium Browser. If you see something like this:
you did everything correctly and you’re ready to enjoy Chromium’s speed.
Here’s Sava’s Place loaded rapidly on Chromium:
I’m not sure but I think that it’s the best browser even if it’s still in development.
Note: if you want to enable plugins ( flash player etc. ) use
in a terminal.