install chrome on Ubuntu 12.04

How to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 12.04

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS comes with Mozilla Firefox, installed by default. Firefox is great but if you want to use Google Chrome in Ubuntu 12.04 – then you may try Chromium (the open source project, the base of Google Chrome web browser) – it’s already there in Ubuntu Software Center. Chromium works great! but you may be missing some proprietary plugins/codecs that you may want to use. On the other hand if you want Google Chrome – then Debian Package (executable format) is available for Ubuntu or other Debian based distributions such as Linux Mint.

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Google Chrome has all those proprietary stuffs such as Adobe Flash player – integrated by default. (Although that’s not a good reason because you can also install Adobe Flash player for Firefox or other browsers, surely up to this release).

install chrome on Ubuntu 12.04
Open with Software Center

Installing Chrome browser in Ubuntu 12.04

  • Download The Debian Package (make sure, you select the package for right architecture i.e 32 or 64 bit)
  • Then open the downloaded package (some_file_name.deb) with Ubuntu Software Center and hit install (as you usually install packages and applications Ubuntu Software Center). Then wait for the installation to complete.

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If anything goes wrong – like missing dependencies or couldn’t open the file then open a terminal(Ctrl+Alt+t) and execute the following command(s) to first install the missing packages/libraries –

sudo apt-get install libnspr4-0d
sudo apt-get install libcurl3

Then you could install the package using the command (instead of using Software Center)

sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb

If you still get some kind of dependencies error then before executing the (just) above command, execute

sudo apt-get -f install
  • richardvance

    OK, installed. Now where is it?