Install Google Chrome In Ubuntu

I am actively playing with Ubuntu Intrepid 8.1 installed with dual boot configuration with windows vista pre installed on my hp laptop tx1000.

As by default the you have firefox as the only browser in ubuntu so I thought why not install google chrome on the same, as google chrome is an open source browser which is based on Chromium. The Chromium codebase is the basis for Google’s Chrome browser.

Lets see how can you install google chrome in ubuntu

1. Open Terminal

2. Copy the following command and paste in terminal


3. Now, type the following command after complete download of the .deb package from the above source

sudo dpkg -i cxchromium_0.9.0-1_i386.deb

Above command may require root account password to execute and install CrossOver Chromium on ubuntu linux.

Note: CrossOver Chromium is a Mac and Linux port of the open source Chromium web browser

4. Close the terminal windows after installation of google chrome


  1. SantAnna says


    Can I get this package for x86_64???


  2. Ibrahim Ali says

    Abhishek — it’s not only Firefox that you have for Ubuntu — it comes by default – yes, but you also have the Opera browser (Linux version). All you have to do is download and install it – bingo.

  3. manish says


    i am new for linux my ralink wireles card not working propely in ubuntu plz send some tips to improve my ralink wireless card

  4. vijay says

    I have followed your instruction as i am a new babie out in linux , i have a warning message
    Selecting previously deselected package cxchromium.
    (Reading database … 132911 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking cxchromium (from cxchromium_0.9.0-1_i386.deb) …
    Setting up cxchromium (0.9.0-1) …
    cxbottle:warning: The current character encoding (UTF-8) may not be compatible with the encoding of the bottle (ISO-8859-1). This may cause applications to not find their files and thus lead to malfunctions.

    please do have a feedback for it..

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