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Google Chrome 13 for Ubuntu (11.04/10.10/10.04)

Google Chrome 13.0 stable was released yesterday and it’s available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux based distributions such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, OpenSuse etc. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browser (and the popularity is increasing exponentially). it is developed and maintained by Google Inc. it uses RAD (Rapid Application Development) approach (Firefox also uses the same approach and releases new versions very frequently – the latest stable version – Firefox 6 for Ubuntu, covered few days before, will help you in installing/upgrading Firefox on Ubuntu 1.04/10.10/10.04) to release new versions quickly with new, exciting, cutting edge ( and experimental) features.

Anyway, this post will help you in installing new version of Google Chrome i.e ‘Chrome 13 stable’ on Ubuntu! If you are already using Chrome then you should upgrade it, if you are ready to try some experimental and innovative features.

New/Exciting features in Google Chrome 13

Google Chrome 13 has released with a lot of bug fixes and some improvement in XMLHttpRequest objects, which is typically used in creating a AJAX request from client side. One exciting feature is instant page loads – in which the pages are loaded before you click the link in Google Search, in other words it is just like a I’m feeling lucky button but to the next level. So this feature may be a big hit in Chrome 13, although some features similar to this has already been implemented such as Pre DNS lookups, Loading the page as you type in address bar etc.

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How to install Google Chrome 13 on Ubuntu

1. Download the Debian Package (some_file_name.deb).

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2. Open Terminal (hit CTRL+ALT+T) and type :

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

and relax until the installation is finish.

(Alternatively You can install the debian package by Right Click -> Open with Ubuntu Software Center and click on install or upgrade (if you already have older version of chrome installed on your computer))

3. That’s All.. Restart the chrome browser and Happy Browsing! :)

How to upgrade to Google Chrome 13 on Ubuntu

The procedure is same as above instead of install, the existing package will be upgraded. But you do remember one thing – that new versions might have some new bugs along with the new features.

  • Akmicic2004

    Not necessarily true :( – sadly! I followed the above recommendations and found that:

    Unpacking google-chrome-stable (from google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb) …
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of google-chrome-stable:google-chrome-stable depends on libnspr4-0d (>= 4.7.3-0ubuntu1~); however:
    Package libnspr4-0d is not installed.
    google-chrome-stable depends on libxss1; however:
    Package libxss1 is not installed.google-chrome-stable depends on libcurl3; however:
    Package libcurl3 is not installed.
    dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable (–install):
    dependency problems – leaving unconfiguredAnd the installation BOMBED :-( ! Being a newbie to Ubuntu, I then had to manually search for all these missing libraries (running AMD64 version of Ubuntu 11.10 on dual core Dell Latitude 630) but now I’m not sure what to do next… Help please! It would be most gratefully appreciated! Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Open terminal and execute – sudo apt-get -f install to install the dependencies …

  • Gausstein

    Hi.
    Following the recommendations I found:
    dpkg: error processing google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb (–install):
     cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

    What should I do?
    Thanks