07 November 2012

Google Chrome 23 Stable Released! Install it in Ubuntu 12.10/12.10

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Google-chrome is a cross-platform web-browser which runs on any platform whether it is mac , linux or windows. The main reason for the popularity of google-chrome is that it runs web-page and application with lightning speed .

On 7th Nov 2012 Google has announced the release of Google Chrome 23, its latest stable version for Linux , Mac and Windows. Google Chrome 23 , just like its previous versions is distributed as .deb files for the latest Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 12.10 and Debian 6.0 distributions, as well as .rpm files for all RPM-based Linux operating systems out there.

New Feature in Google Chrome 23

  • GPU-accelerated video decoding enabled for Chrome on Windows.
  • Battery lasted 25% longer when GPU-accelerated video decoding was enabled.
  • Now easier to view and control any website’s permissions for capabilities such as geolocation, pop-ups, and camera/microphone access.
  • Includes an option to send a “do not track” request to websites and web services.

For more information you can visit Google chrome Releases.

To install Google Chrome 23 in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10, follow these simple Steps

Step 1. First download and install the key from Google Linux Repository.

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

Step 2. Add key to the Repository

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list'

Step 3. Update sources.list

$ sudo apt-get update

Step 4. Install Google Chrome 23

$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable

Install Google Chrome Beta

$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-beta

Note: If you get any dependency error like one below

google-chrome-stable depends on libxss1

then type the following command and repeat from step 3.

$ sudo apt-get -f install

To know the Version of Google Chrome, run the command written below

$ google-chrome --version
Google Chrome 23.0.1271.64

That's it.You have successfully installed Google Chrome 23.
Enjoy :)

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