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how to install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10, has Firefox installed as the default web browser. Although Firefox has improved the performance in its latest version, on the Linux platforms such as Ubuntu but it doesn’t seem to be faster, if we compare it with Google Chrome. Chrome web browser is based on the open source project called – chromium. Chromium web browser is already available in Ubuntu Software Center, and it supports all most all features – themes, extensions or other stuffs that you uses with Google Chrome.

Firefox is very popular probably because of the huge number of add-ons, (in other words I can say that you can get an add-on for everything, in Firefox), but the speed sucks most of the time, specifically in the case when you’re using with Ubuntu 11.10 , Fedora, Linux Mint or other Linux distributions with a lot of tabs opened and a number of plugins has installed on it (When I install both Google toolbar and Alexa toolbar together – then the browsing experience is horrible). On the other hand, Google Chrome has decent performance (speed , stability) on Ubuntu.

Therefore you can also try installing Chromium from Software Center or if you want to install Google Chrome, then simply download the debian package and install it either from command line or Right Click on the file and open with Ubuntu Software Center.

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Running Chrome on Ubuntu 11.10

Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 11.10 – Oneiric Ocelot

#1 Get the debian package of chrome from its official website.

Download Google Chrome

#2 Now, you can either install it using Software Center or from command line.

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Installing Chrome using Ubuntu Software Center

You can also use the dpkg tool to install the *.deb package. Open the terminal (CTRL+ALT+T), and type (move to other directory instead of Downloads f you’ve saved it  some where else) :

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i file_name.deb

#3 If any dependency error occurs then run the following command(s)

sudo apt-get -f install

or install dependent libraries/program manually like this :

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

Chrome 14 released

Best Browser for Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04 (code named as Natty Narwhal) is the latest version (Released few months ago) from the Canonical. This post is aimed to choose the best browser among the current web browsers available for Ubuntu 11.04. Ubuntu users typically use – Firefox (It’s installed by default on all versions of Ubuntu), Google Chrome, Opera, Chromium (almost similar to Chrome) for their common tasks such as – surfing, web Apps, web development etc.

So I’m going to help you in finding the best web browser for you (of course on Ubuntu platform it may vary on other Operating systems such as Windows or Mac OS X), based on your tasks and the way use it. The one simple truth is that – what is best for you? depends on a lot of other factors rather than few generic factors (that we will discuss here) so you can only decide the actual best stuffs for you and it’s not only with the browser but anything in your Life.

Best Web Browser for Surfing : Google Chrome

Google Chrome (Latest stable version is Chrome 12 ) is the best web browser but why ? Ok.. here are some points which makes Chrome a great web browser for internet surfers.

Chrome - The best Browser for Ubuntu

Why Google Chrome is Best for web surfing ?

  1. Chrome is the fastest web browser on Ubuntu.
  2. You can enjoy heavy surfing with a bunch of tab/windows open simultaneously (If you will do the same thing in other browser such as Firefox – then you will be pissed off).
  3. Chrome is the most stable browser on Ubuntu.
  4. It’s secure, in fact security has been the first preference in Google Chrome.
  5. It has a lot of useful and innovative features e.g Sync will store all your bookmarks in Google Cloud, you can access (go to Google Docs) and synchronize (just enter the Google Account login details) bookmarks, Themes, Password, Extensions, Apps etc. anywhere from this planet (I mean Earth, got it?).
  6. It supports modern web (web 2.0) standards and technology (such as HTML 5, CSS 3, OpenGL … ), so we can enjoy the next generation features and sites easily with Chrome.

Get Google Chrome for Ubuntu

Download Latest version of Google Chrome

Best Web Browser for Web Development : Mozilla Firefox

Firefox comes by default on Linux based distributions such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora etc and Firefox is a very popular web browser but it has having hard time on Linux platform. Firefox rocks on Windows but if we compare the same version on Ubuntu, you might say that – it’s horrible. Despite of providing poor performance on GNU/Linux, Firefox is very extensible. A lot of exclusive plugins available for Firefox users makes it very popular among web developers. The latest version Firefox 5 is available now for Ubuntu 10.10/11.04 users.

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Google Voice Search – Available Now! for desktop users!

Google Voice search is available now for desktop uses on Google.com  – announced today few hours before. so just open your browser and search the world wide web through your voice. The Google Voice Search allows you to search web (using Google Search) through speech input i.e just say something on your microphone and get the instant result.

So, you can enjoy natural voice search in Google Search. Initially Google Voice Search was a tool which was developed to perform query based on call, and of course this features is also available for Mobile Phones. To try Google Voice search, open www.google.com and click on the Microphone icon in the search bar, and say something on your mic, and wait for the instant result!

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Here is the result when I said ‘open source’ . The intelligence level in the voice search doesn’t impressive now because it couldn’t most my words (may be due to the fact that my pronunciation style is not similar to the one, which has been implemented in Google Voice Search); but it would be a good feature if first it detects the user profile – such as English speaking style (American, Australian, Indian …) then detect the voice accordingly (it may be there but I didn’t notice or ..).

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Google Chrome 11 for Ubuntu 10.10-11.04

Google Chrome 11 – stable/final version is out!, you can download and install it on your Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) or Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), in a couple clicks. Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browser on this planet. Google chrome is fast, it’s simple and easy to use, with minimal designed graphical user interface.

You will notice a lot of changes and features in the new version of Google Chrome, but the most notable feature is ” speech input through HTML” (Voice to text conversion along with Speech Recognition capabilities). Now, the gaming/animation experience has improved due to the Accelerated 3D effects in CSS (Cascading Style Sheet), If you haven’t installed the Google Chrome yet, then you must try it, just download the correct package (for Ubuntu, debian package (*.deb) is recommended) and open it with Ubuntu Software Center to install it.

Installing Google Chrome 11 on Ubuntu 10.10/10.04/11.04

#1 : Download Google Chrome vs 11 stable/final from it’s official website.

Download Google Chrome 11

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#2 : Then install it either by opening with Ubuntu Software Center (Right Click -> Open with USC ) Or use dpkg to install the package. To install the package from command line – type the following command(s) at the terminal (followed by your user login password).

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb

#3 : Relax and wait for the installation procedure to complete. Then access it from the main menu either by searching (in later version 11.04) or direct selection (older version like 10.04 or 10.10 ). Have Fun surfing with Google Chrome!

Upgrade Google Chrome to 11 on Ubuntu

Upgrading Google Chrome on Ubuntu is very simple almost similar to installation. In the above procedure; If you have already installed the previous version of Google Chrome (e.g 10 ), then instead of install button, there will be an upgrade button , just click on that – everything else is self explanatory. You can also upgrade chrome from Update Manager. Start update manager and click on update button. You might have to restart the computer after the completion (because it may update some system packages along with the apps packages).