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Installing Google Chrome 64 bit on GNU / Linux


Chromium, The GNU 64-bit version of the Google Chrome browser development is alreadye is available for GNU / Linux. While the 32-bit version had already been announced, it was still missing its older sister, the 64-bit.

Google Chrome is a web browser from open source (open source) developed by Google. It uses the Webkit engine and its application development platform is freely available. This version of Chromium is Flash compatible and themes can be installed. Also, it has compatibility with some HTML5 video tags thanks to the inclusion of FFMEPG.

Chromium uses V8, the Google Chrome JavaScript engine that, as we learned in Barrapunto, does not yet compile for Windows 64 bits.

How to install it?To install Chromium 64 bits in Ubuntu (which handles .deb packages like Debian), you have to follow the next steps. First we open a console or terminal and type:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

What we do here is edit the list of repositories, which is nothing more than a file containing the web addresses from which the system is updated. And we add:

deb jaunty maindeb-src jaunty main

save the file and import the GPG key as follows:

sudo apt-key adv -recv-keys 5A9BF3BB4E5E17B5

we update the system:

sudo apt-get update

and finally we install Chromium in the following way:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

Once the installation is complete, we can now run Chromium from:

Applications -> Internet -> Chromium Web Browser

It should be noted that with each sweat that we indicate to the system we must enter the administrator password.

On the other hand, if what we want is to install Chromium 64 bits in Fedora (which uses .rpm packages), we must do it in the following way. We open a console and type:

nano /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium.repo

what we are trying to do here is add a repository creating a configuration file that will contain the following:

(chromium) name = Chromium Test Packagesbaseurl = http: //$releasever/enabled=1gpgcheck=0

Finally, we install:

su -c ‘yum install chromium’

and voil! Enjoy Chromium on GNU / Linux.