Running The Chromium Browser On Ubuntu 8.04 With CrossOver Chromium

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Author: Falko Timme

Chromium is an open-source browser project that is the basis for Google's Chrome browser. Right now, Chromium doesn't support Linux natively, but Codeweavers has created a Linux port called CrossOver Chromium that can be installed free of charge. This guide shows how to install CrossOver Chromium on Ubuntu 8.04.

Open Firefox and go to http://www.codeweavers.com/services/ports/chromium/. Select the Chromium package for Ubuntu and Debian:

In the Firefox download dialogue, select Open with GDebi Package Installer (default):

After the Package Installer has started, click on the Install Package button:

Type in your password:

CrossOver Chromium is now being installed:

Afterwards, click on Close and leave the Package Installer:

You can now start Chromium by going to Applications > Crossover Chromium > Chromium:

This is what Chromium looks like:

 

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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