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Well it's a know issue, finally got it installed but had to be done via Terminal.

 

Here you go:

 

To install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 12.04, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When Terminal opens, run the commands below to add Google repository key.

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

 

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Next, run the commands below to create a Google repository for your system.

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list

 

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When the file opens, add the below line and save it.

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main

 

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Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install Google Chrome Stable.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

 

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That's it all finished! Now just browse your apps and it will be there.

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I have this problem when I install Opera on my Puppy Linux. First I have to install the version in the software database of Puppy Linux. That's the one with the pet extension. Then I upgrade it to the latest version using the one with the deb extension. If I were to install the deb version directly, nothing shows up anywhere. I think this is probably something to do with the way that Puppy Linux registers the installed software.

 

While we are on this topic, does anyone know what's the real difference between Google Chrome and Chromium? I have tried both and couldn't see any difference except in the name.

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I had the same issue, however seemed to resolve itself after a reboot. I have to admit with the problems Ive seen so far I have to wonder if linux is as stable as people make out.

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Nathan you surely went a long way to get it installed. One would expect that Google engineers would have made the installation easier but the reality is often stranger than our perception. I just hope that it works well on your system without crashing too often.

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While we are on this topic, does anyone know what's the real difference between Google Chrome and Chromium? I have tried both and couldn't see any difference except in the name.

I too was wondering this. While I was searching for answers on how to install Chrome I saw people asking, why don't you just use Chromium, and I found their website, it's still updated by Google I believe and the same logo so I have to think it's a Google product. I tried installing it as well failed.

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I too was wondering this. While I was searching for answers on how to install Chrome I saw people asking, why don't you just use Chromium, and I found their website, it's still updated by Google I believe and the same logo so I have to think it's a Google product. I tried installing it as well failed.

 

Chrome is a glorified Chromium, enhanced by Google. Otherwise, they're the same.

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From what I have read on the matter, Chromium is the mother of Chrome. Also Chromium doesn't have the tracking code in it like Chrome. Other than that, Chromium runs nearly like Chrome. Or, I should say, Chrome runs nearly like Chromium. If you are using a distro derived from Debian, you can find Chromium in the database of programs but not Chrome. Chrome has to be installed manually.

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As far as I'm aware, Chromium lacks both the PDF reader and Flash plugin the Google builds into Chrome. Everything else works, though, so I ususally don't bother with Chrome.

 

It does seem like last time I tried installing Chrome there was a Ubuntu-compatible .deb right on the Chrome site, as well as the option to just add Google's PPA repository and install it hassle-free from there.

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I always thought the name Chrome was short for Chromium. Guess I was wrong. Chrome sounds better somehow. This information is going to be a great help for me when I install Puppy Linux on old desktop.

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From what I have read on the matter, Chromium is the mother of Chrome. Also Chromium doesn't have the tracking code in it like Chrome. Other than that, Chromium runs nearly like Chrome. Or, I should say, Chrome runs nearly like Chromium. If you are using a distro derived from Debian, you can find Chromium in the database of programs but not Chrome. Chrome has to be installed manually.

 

 

I prefer Chromium for that very reason. I'm not fond of Google knowing my every move and I'm even hotter since they took my ability to install third-party extensions away. Three of those extensions are private company IP and cannot be listed on the chrome app store. My company actually made a move backwards and switched back to Firefox because of this policy.

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