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Google Chrome 11 – Stable Version is finally Out! : Download Now!

Today, Google Chrome Team has declared the next stable release of the browser – Google Chrome. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browser of this planet. it has released it’s next stable version 11 with a lot of improvements and features. Google chrome 11.0.696.57 is available for Windows ,Mac and Linux based OS like Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc.

One of the great improvement is that – You can provide speech input through HTML.. This feature is really very good for web developers, so that the visitors can read the content of a page just in single click. The voice to text feature with speech recognition is some thing we always wanted, let’s enjoy (Assuming that Artificial Intelligence level is acceptable) this feature with Google Chrome. Some GPU related 3D effects has been added, it means better Gaming in browser, with more fun and reality.

Download Google Chrome 11



how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 11.04

A short Introduction : Google Chrome (a free and open source web browser), derived from the Chromium Web Browser (Open Source Project) , has been developed and maintained by Google Inc. Google chrome is available for Windows, Linux based OS such as Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and Mac OS X. The most important thing about the Chrome is that – it’s popularity(as well as some features) has increased exponentially; it provides all the features and functionality that a modern browsers should provide. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browser on this planet.

If you have just installed the Ubuntu 11.04, then you got Mozilla Firefox installed by default. Mozilla Firefox sucks on Ubuntu or any other Linux Distribution, but people(specifically web developers) still uses it due to some plugins like Firebug,PageSpeed , which were not available in other browser, but Now, most of them is available for Google Chrome. Google chrome has minimal designed interface, optimized for speed. Surfing (Experience) is fun (Fast, Secure), when you have Google Chrome. it has some advanced features like – Instant Loading (load the page as you type the URL in the Address bar), Pre DNS Fetching (Perform the DNS look up of the links on the loaded page, in the background) etc to boost the browsing speed.

Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 11.04

Google Chrome can be installed in many ways, on Ubuntu 11.04. Here I’ll explain few simple methods. You can also install Chromium (almost similar to Google Chrome), it is available in Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager. Just follow the steps –

step #1 : Go to its official website and download the Debian Package. Google Chrome version 10.x.* is the latest one.

Download the Google Chrome for Ubuntu 11.04

step #2 : Open the saved file with Ubuntu Software Center (Right Click on the Package, then select Open With USC; click on install Button to proceed) or Use the dpkg command to install the package. To install from the command line, type the command given below and enter your login password to proceed.

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

step #3 : That’s all.. No more steps.. Enjoy surfing with Chrome.

Here is one snapshot, how Google Chrome looks on Ubuntu 11.04 –


installing adobe flash player on ubuntu 11.04

how to install adobe flash player in ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04 (alias : Natty Narwhal ) has got new Desktop – Unity ; Although you can switch to classic GNOME Desktop from the login menu, if you want (for any reason – may be you don’t like the Unity desktop or your computer doesn’t support the 3D effects in unity), but it’s not recommended, give it a try you might like it.

All other features are almost same, so as usual – Ubuntu 11.04 doesn’t include some basics softwares and libraries by default, due to licensing problem (just relax you don’t have to worry about that). Ubuntu Software Center has ratings/reviews and comments, so it will be very helpful in choosing/installing applications. Banshee is the default media player and Firefox 4, the default Web Browser. The left icon bar , is pretty good for launching favorite apps quickly.

installing adobe flash player on ubuntu 11.04

That’s enough about Ubuntu 11.04! Let’s come to our point – how to install adobe flash player on Ubuntu 11.04, because you want to surf Internet (having more than 60% websites, with Flash content), and of-course a flash player is required. That’s where the adobe flash player comes in the mind , The best flash player available free of cost for all web browsers. it can play videos in youtube and flash games or any other flash content on the web. In upcoming few years, we may not need any flash player because of the new features of HTML 5.0 , but currently all browsers do not support it well, specially Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Installing Adobe Flash Player on Ubuntu 11.04

#1 : Download the *.deb (short for Debian) package for your system.

Download Adobe Flash for Ubuntu 11.04

#2 : Open the saved file with Ubuntu Software Center or use dpkg to install it from command line (Enter login password when prompted).

  sudo dpkg -i file_name.deb

#3 : That’s All ..Now restart the Firefox browser and enjoy videos and flash content over the web.

Alternative Way

Go to menu located in Top Left corner and search for ‘Ubuntu Software Center’. Now open Ubuntu Software Center and search for “adobe flash” and install it in a single click But above method is better if you want to install latest version or install it from synaptic package manager (don’t forget to click on reload button in the beginning itself, for latest information regarding the packages). The process is quite simple – search for ‘adobe flash’ and mark the box for installation which says – ‘Adobe Flash Plugin’ ; Now click on Apply button to install the selected package(s).


how to move Firefox 4 – home button back to left in Ubuntu

In Ubuntu 10.10/10.04(or may be in 11.04) , the Firefox 4 has placed the home button in upper right corner, but most of us have the habit of clicking Home Button from upper left corner. So the default position of Home button in Firefox 4.0 is creating some sort of problems/difficulties in our browsing experience. That’s why this post will show you how to restore the the position of home button to top left corner, below the address bar.

Firefox 4.0 is simply great! I enjoy browsing a lot with Firefox, after its new release. On Ubuntu or any other Linux distros like Linux Mint 10(or LMDE),Fedora(14/13) the Firefox looks little different(actually bad as compared to the look/layout of Firefox on windows 7). By the way, it is far better than Firefox 3.x(it has a bad record on Linux Distros).

Move Home Button To Left


#1 : Right click on the home button and select customize,a new window will appear with a lot of buttons(see the 2th snapshot). Now select any buttons you want to move/add/remove.


#2 : Now,the navigation bar buttons becomes adjustable i.e you can drag and drop buttons along the bar. IF you want to add any button then just drag and drop it to the desired location. Drag the Home button from right corner, and drop it to left upper corner. Finally click on ‘Done’ button in the customize toolbar window to save the changes. That’s all..the home button on the left navigation bar(below the tab) will look something like this –



how to install Chrome on Linux Mint

Google has just released the next version of chrome – 10.0 (Although 11.0 beta has also released,so you can try that if you want)  and it is available for download, of course for all platforms – Linux based OS like Linux Mint 10/9(LMDE),Ubuntu,Debian,Open Suse etc,Windows and Mac.

Google has released the chrome 10,on the other hand its competitor I.E(Internet Explorer) has also released its next version 9.0 and Firefox has also released version 4.0, few days back. In other words, a battle between the browsers has begun. Firefox has the most share but Chrome’s share is increasing exponentially(what about I.E dude ? sorry! I just don’t like it; I use Firefox for web development/experiment, while chrome(which I consider the next generation web browser) for surfing the internet).

Google has developed chrome based on the open source project- Chromium, but some advanced features has been added in Chrome like – Pre DNS Fetching (to improve page load performance), Prediction service etc. The preferences/options window is now integrated to the tab itself (instead of opening a new separate window). The web-surfing experience with chrome, is very pleasant because it’s incredibly fast. Linux Mint has Firefox installed by default so in this post you will learn how to install Google Chrome on Linux Mint 10/9.


Linux Mint 10 has also released few weeks ago and it’s the latest version on Mint. Since Linux Mint is based on Debian so You can install the same package as you do for Ubuntu.

Installing Google Chrome in Linux Mint

#1 : Download the Chrome’s Debian Package (*.deb) from its official website. Select the correct architecture(or leave it default if you don’t know, because it might be detected automatically; if so then just relax) from the menu.

download chrome for mint

#2 : Move (use CD command if you are using terminal/shell)  to the location/directory where you have saved the file, and install it either by opening with gdebi package installer or software center or from command line by typing these commands  (I assume your current working directory is the one, where you have saved the debian file, and architecture is 386(most common) so it may change if you are having different architecture; you may have to enter the current user login password to proceed for installation) –

$ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb