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.
How to install Google Chrome 13 on Ubuntu
1. Download the Debian Package (some_file_name.deb).
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.