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Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu 11.10


Ubuntu 11.10 comes with Firefox 7 as the default web browser. The latest version of firefox comes with lot of improvements. It uses very less memory and prevent memory leakage.

Google Chrome web browser is a great web brower with lot of google features integrate. The Omnibar, sync of google accounts etc are some great features.  Google Chrome is based on the open source project called  chromium. Chromium web browser is available in Ubuntu Software Center.

Google chrome is very fast and stable in ubuntu 11.10.

Installing Google Chrome on Ubuntu 11.10

First you want to download the debian package from the official website of google chrome

Download Google Chrome

The package is nearly 30 MB for download.

Now, you can  install it using Ubuntu Software Center or from terminal.

Installing Google Chrome using Ubuntu Software Center

Open the terminal, Press CTRL+ALT+T

Move to the downloads directory where the package saved. If you downloaded to another location then just cd to that location.

cd Downloads
sudo dpkg -i google_chrome_current.deb

There is a chance of getting any dependency error on executing the command. Then just go

sudo apt-get -f install

or install dependent libraries/programme manually by using the commands below.

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

That is all Just open google chrome.

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