Google Chromium install on Ubuntu Karmic x64

December 4, 2009

I love Chrome on Windows, and Chromium is useable now on Linux. It’s fast, and I find it pretty stable. Flash works on my Karmic x64, but can be buggy sometimes.

That said, here is how you do it:

First you need edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following two lines

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

save and exit the file

Now add the GPG key using the following command

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install chromium browser using the following command

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

This will complete the installation and you should have an icon for Chromium in the Internet group on the applications menu.

Thanks to Ubuntu Geek for this information.

Install Flock in (K)ubuntu

June 18, 2008

Please note that a version 2 beta of Flock is available as of the date of this posting.  This beta version is based on FF3!

Flock is not yet packaged for any Linux distribution (with the notable exception of Ultima Linux).

This guide should work for most distributions of Linux per the Flock website….see my last paragraph for a quicker/better way to install IMO:

Before you install Flock on Linux, please note:

* The Flock binaries are only for GNU/Linux on x86
* libstdc++5 is required

Installing Flock on Linux is relatively easy. First, download the latest version of Flock and save it to your home folder.

Open up a terminal window and enter the following:

tar -C /home/yourusername -xzvf flock-*.linux-i686.tar.gz

Make sure you change the actual filename to match the version you have downloaded. This command extracts the contents of the package to your home folder

Now that you have done that, we need a desktop entry:

gedit /home/yourusername/Flock.desktop

You can use your preferred text editor, gedit is being used simply for example.

Enter the following in to the new file:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Flock Web Browser
GenericName=Flock Web Browser
GenericName[en_US]=Flock Web Browser

This creates a desktop shortcut to run Flock in your home folder. Feel free to drag it on to your panel or desktop to make it more convenient to access.

I didn’t install it per above, but rather in Ubuntu just did a “sudo file-roller” in terminal and extracted it to /etc/.  I then added a menu item pointing to flock-browser in /etc/flock/ and added a nice custom flock icon. Superb browser…runs FF3 Extensions (most) for those that arent’ aware. IMO, the best browser we have for Linux.

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Ubuntu: Repository for Firefox 3

May 28, 2008

big FF improvement for me over FF3b5….do this to upgrade with apt-get:

You just need to add the following to your /etc/apt/source.list:

deb hardy main

Then you only need to update (with sudo apt-get update) and then
upgrade (with sudo apt-get upgrade) to install the firefox-3.0 RC
package upgrade.

When Firefox 3 is in the regular Ubuntu repo’s, you won’t need this anymore…but it won’t hurt anything to stay in sources.list.