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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.

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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.

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#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
firefox 4 for ubuntu 10.10

Firefox 4 for ubuntu 10.10

Mozilla Firefox 4(Final Version) has Released after a long series of beta releases/experiment. Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)/10.04 or 11.04 users can now(Beta versions were not available officially) install the latest version of Firefox(i.e 4.0) in a couple of clicks.

Firefox 4 has arrived with a lot of changes and improvements. Firefox version 3.x had a bad record(I was using Google Chrome on my desktop(with Ubuntu 10.10) from the past one year) with Ubuntu or any other Linux based operating systems; but Firefox 4 seems pretty fast ..and I think it will surely increase the Firefox usage share on Linux distros(like Ubuntu,Linux Mint(10),Fedora(14),Open Suse etc) along with a better reputation.

The new Add ons Manager of Firefox 4 is very impressive; the tabbing experience also seems good. The Home icon has shifted to upper right corner,by default. Here is two snapshots –

firefox 4 for ubuntu 10.10

Add ons Manager –

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how to install Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10

First of all you are recommended to remove the older version of firefox(probably 3.x). In synaptic package manager search for firefox and mark the box for removal.Wait for few minutes until the package is removed; then follow the steps given below –

step #1 : Open Synaptic Package Manager and add the Firefox PPA to the software resources. Go to Settings->Repositories->Other Software and click on Add button; enter this ppa address –

ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

firefox ppa for ubuntu
step #2 : Click on reload button to update the software Repository information.

step #3 : Now,search for ‘firefox 4’ and mark the check box for installation.

step #4 : Next, click on Apply button to begin installation. Then wait for the installation to complete.That’s all!

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.

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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.