If you have installed the new Ubuntu 11.04 Natty, you would have noticed Firefox 4.0 as the default browser with great features and improved navigation. But many people feel more comfortable using Google Chrome rather than Firefox 4.0. Google Chrome has minimal design and sophisticated technology that makes the web faster, safer and easier.
In this post we will see how to install Google Chrome both stable and the unstable versions (beta) on Ubuntu 11:04 Natty.
Note: This guide can also be used to install chrome on older versions of Ubuntu
Installing Using PPA
It is better to add the chrome PPA to the sources to keep updated with the latest releases. To add the PPA open the terminal and type:
sudo echo “deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
wget -q -O – https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add –
To install Stable release type:
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
To install Beta releases type:
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta
To install unstable releases type:
sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable
You can also download the stable Chrome without adding PPA @ www.google.com/chrome/?hl=en