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download chrome for mint

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

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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

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

best browser for ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) has Mozilla Firefox installed on it as Default web browser.Firefox is the most popular browser on this planet but it has been loosing its share from the past few months(It may restore the market share after the release of Firefox 4.0) may be due to some reasons like major security bugs,instability,speed etc. Continue reading

how to install google chrome on ubuntu 10.10

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Google Chrome is nothing but a modified version of chromium, an open source web browser.So On Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat you can also install Google Chromium from Software Center but Google Chrome has few extra features so you may want to try that.O.K,this post will explain you how to install Google chrome in Ubuntu 10.10 although it works for other debian based GNU/Linux system too.Google Chrome is the fastest browser on this planet..so without any delay ..go to the steps and install Chrome.

Although Ubuntu 10.10 comes with Firefox,installed by Default,the most popular open source browser in the world but it’s loosing it’s popularity due to some reasons.So in the upcoming versions of Ubuntu you may see Google Chrome as Default web browser.Number of features and the users share is also increasing rapidly for Google Chrome.Now,a lot of plugins are also available so that you can add some custom functionality to the browser.

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step #1 : Get Google Chrome Debian package(*.deb)

Download the Google Chrome from the link given below.

Download Google Chrome 

step #2 :  Install Google Chrome

After downloading the .deb file from the above link,open the .deb package with Ubuntu software center,then click on install button to begin installation procedure.Wait for the installation to complete.

step #3 : Enjoy Google Chrome

That’s All ..you are done..open Applications->Internet->Google Chrome and enjoy fast browsing with Google Chrome.

firefox 4 beta 3

how to install firefox 4 beta in ubuntu 10.04

firefox 4 beta 3

This post will explain you – about installing Firefox 4 beta 3 on ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) by using Synaptic Package Manager and command line.For Linux based platform firefox has released Mindfield Web Browser,as experimental version of firefox 4 beta 3.I think it’s pretty fast than it’s older version due to the hybrid javascript engine – JagerMonkey.

Install Firefox 4 by using Synaptic Package Manager(SPM)

#1. Open SPM and Click on Settings -> Repositories ->Other Software.
#2. Then,click on +Add(Left,bottom) and enter the following address in APT Line (followed by single Add Source)
ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
#3. Next,close the software sources window and Update the package information by clicking on Reload button(In SPM).

#4. Now,Search for ‘firefox 4’ and mark the package for installation which says – ‘firefox 4.0’.(If it asks for other dependencies then click ok)

#5. Then,click on ‘Apply’ to install firefox 4 beta.Within few minutes the installation will complete.Then go to Applications->Internet->Minefield 4.0 Web Browser(Why Minefield ?? Yeah!! This the code name for experimental version of Mozilla ..for Linux platform).

#6. That’s All…

Installing firefox 4 beta 3 from Command Line

Open Terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and enter the commands given below

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-4.0

I hope You enjoyed reading the article..Happy Browsing!!

install epic web browser in ubuntu

Epic Web Browser for Ubuntu-Linux

install epic web browser in ubuntu

Epic Web browser has just released – on July 15,2010.Epic is powered by Firefox.Epic came with a lot of exciting features.

Features of Epic Web Browser

Currently Epic is available for Windows only(*.exe) but it’s clearly indicated on the official website(of Epic) that – Epic for Linux and Mac is under development.So we will have to wait for the Epic’s Release -Debian Executable(*.deb) for Ubuntu.

Download Epic

Install Epic Web browser on Ubuntu 10.04/9.10

If you are using Ubuntu and windows in Dual Boot mode(Ubuntu 10.04/9.10 with Windows 7/Vista/XP) Then you can easily install epic on windows 7 for new surfing experience OR you have installed windows on Ubuntu by using Virtual Box then also it’s ok.For others(Those who have installed Ubuntu only) there is a quick ways to use Epic – By using Wine on Ubuntu.If you have installed wine then it’s ok just right click on the file and select ‘open with wine windows program loader’ to begin installation.In the second case,install wine first and then install epic with wine as described above.