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Google Chrome for Linux Mint

Linux Mint, one of the most popular(probably under exponential growth) Linux Distribution, has just released its new version – Linux Mint 10 (code named as Julia) with GNOME and KDE desktops. Linux Mint is based on Debian and Ubuntu, so it looks almost similar to Ubuntu because both uses GNOME as their default; Linux Mint is much simple to use and developed specifically for absolute beginners. Linux Mint is free and open source(its source code is available under GPL(GNU Public License)). So if you were planning to try a hand on Linux based operating systems, then it’s a great chance for you.

Linux Mint have Mozilla Firefox installed by default, which is not performing well on Linux based systems,on the other hand, Google Chrome is rocking on Linux based distributions like Linux Mint,ubuntu,Fedora,Open Suse,etc. Google Chrome is a cross platform web browser, based on the open source project – chromium (hosted on code.google.com).

Google has done a lot of improvements in google chrome, to make it the next generation browser (the browser of WEB 3.0). Some Advanced features include – DNS pre fetching(On a page,the DNS address of the links will be resolved in advanced, so that when the user will click on that then the browser can directly connect to the destination server(instead of DNS server first,as usual)) and url prediction service(in the address bar, it will try to predict the url and it will be loaded instantly before you hit the Enter key).

Download Google Chrome for Linux Mint 10/9


Get the Debian package(Binary installer for Linux Mint,Ubuntu and Debian is same,so select Ubuntu,if there is no separate option for Linux Mint) from here – Download Google Chrome .

How to install Google Chrome in Linux Mint 10/9

#1 : Click on the above link and download the .deb file for your architecture(32bit/64bit).

#2 : Then open the file with Gdebi package installer (or software center if gdebi is not available).

#3 : A new window will appear,click on install and wait for the installation to complete.

#4 : That’s All! you can start using chrome – from Internet – > Google Chrome

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Linux Mint(LXDE) 10 RC is Released!

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Linux Mint(Code Named as Julia) RC 10 LXDE has just released a week ago,with a lot of improvements.Linux Mint is one of the popular Linux Based OS targeted for Desktop users.Linux Mint is very simple to use;it comes with GNOME desktop as well as KDE desktop.

Since Linux Mint is open source as well as free you can download and try now! There is nothing to loose(Create a separate partition of more than 3GB(recommended size is 10 GB if you want to try some applications) and install it along with your other operating system whether it is windows or other Linux based OS e.g Ubuntu,Be sure to create a backup for existing data/os).Download the required ISO from its official website (link is given below) –

Download Linux Mint

If you are new to Linux based OS then Download Linux Mint User Guide(it is available in many languages) and follow the instruction properly.If any problem occurs let me know through comments.

Upcoming Changes/New Features in Linux Mint 10

  • New Look and Feel
  • Menu
  • Software Manager
  • Update Manager
  • System Improvements

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Linux Mint Debian Edition(LMDE) : available for download!

Linux Mint Debian Edition has released Today!(sep 07,2010).LMDE is a rolling distro based on Debian and it has claimed to be more faster and more responsive than other Linux distribution e.g Ubuntu.LMDE comes with a Debian base with GNOME as Default Desktop(Although you can choose other desktop if you want(list of other supported desktops are given below)) and it’s rougher than other distros so it may not be so much user friendly but it is under continuous improvement.

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Actually it represents an alternative,with almost same desktop functionality as ubuntu or other Linux distribution, but with a different base.So there is a difference in hardware support and compatibility between LMDE and other Linux distributions.
Linux Mint Debian Edition(LMDE) comes with Software Manager for managing favorite applications efficiently.The Default desktop is GNOME but if you wanna try other desktop then it’s very simple.The other supported desktops are KDE,LXDE,FluxBox,XFCE.Go to it’s official website for more details.

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