11 January 2013

Google Releases Chrome 24 for Linux! Install it in Ubuntu/Mint

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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 10th jan, 2013 Google has announced the release of Google Chrome 24, its latest stable version for Linux , Mac and Windows. It is believe that Chrome 24 is lot faster than its predecessor. This is the first Stable release with support for MathML. This release also contains an update to Flash ( as well as improvements in speed and stability.

"With today’s Chrome Stable release, you’ll be booting up a faster browser. Feel free to kick back after the holidays and enjoy Chrome’s new year freshness through automatic updates." said Dharani Govindan, Technical Program Manager.

For more information you can see the Complete Changelog

To install Google Chrome 24 in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 and Linux Mint 13/14, run the following commands in terminal

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 24

$ 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 24.0.1312.52

How to install google chrome in ubuntu and linux mint

That's it.You have successfully installed Google Chrome 24.
Enjoy :)

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