Tip & How-To about Canonical Ltd. Ubuntu
This is a guide to help you install Google Chrome on Ubuntu Hardy Heron, there are other ways, but this is the one that works for me, hope it will help you.
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Step 1 - Update WINE
In order for the Chrome installation on Ubuntu to be successful you have to update your WINE version to 1.1.4.
Type (or copy) this in to your command line -
wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
sudo apt-get update
Step 2 – Get all necessary software
Winetricks is a script that will allow you to get all the necessary software you need for this installation.
The last command below will install Firefox into WINE, this is needed for the third step.
mv winetricks /usr/sbin/
winetricks riched20 riched30 flash msxml3 corefonts firefox
Install Firefox into WINE.
Step 3 - Installing Chrome
Once you have installed Firefox into WINE, launch Firefox in WINE and go to - http://www.google.com/chrome/
Download and run Chrome setup.
Step 4 – Launch Google Chrome
Once the download and install are complete, type this command to launch Chrome -
wine “$HOME/.wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/$USER/Local Settings/Application Data/Google/Chrome/Application/chrome.exe” –no-sandbox –new-http
Hope this worked for you and you can use Google Chrome off of you Ubuntu system.
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