Chromium is the open source version of Google Chrome web browser, aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all internet users to experience the web. While Chromium Stable PPA has been abandoned for a while (since version 18), this simple tutorial will show you how to install the latest chromium in Ubuntu (for now it is version 23).
Install Chromium browser:
Update: ppa:a-v-shkop/chromium-dev will try to maintain more-or-less fresh releases of Chromium while Chromium Team won’t release new versions of Chromium browser. Install from this ppa (support Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 11.10, 11.04, 10.04):
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:a-v-shkop/chromium sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
Chromium browser is available in Ubuntu Software Center, but it is a little old. If you would like the latest version, download it at:
Then start chromium browser:
After that, you can lock shortcut icon to Unity Launcher by right-click -> Lock to launcher.
Or add a custom launcher to menu:
- Launch alacartefrom the dash home
- Add new item, in command area input ./home/USERNAME/Downloads/chrome-linux/chrome (change the path to chromium).