This brief tutorial shows you how to add additional web browser like Google Chrome, Opera and Chromium in Ubuntu 12.04. As you may already know, Ubuntu comes with Firefox installed by default, however, you can still install other browsers if you wish to do so. Browsers like Google Chrome, Opera and Chromium have some features and other enchantments that Firefox doesn’t and installing these browsers will give you access to them. And without wasting your precious time, let’s move on.
- Install Opera, Google Chrome, Chromium in Ubuntu 12.04
Installing Google Chrome in Ubuntu
To install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 12.04, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When Terminal opens, run the commands below to add Google repository key.
wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
Next, run the commands below to create a Google repository for your system.sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list
When the file opens, add the below line and save it.deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main
Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install Google Chrome Stable.sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable
Installing Opera Web Browser in Ubuntu 12.04
To install Opera Web Browser, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add its repository key.wget -O- http://deb.opera.com/archive.key | sudo apt-key add -
Next, run the commands below to create opera repository folder.sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list
Then copy and paste the line below into the file and save it.deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free
Finally, run the commands below to update your system and install Opera.sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install opera
Install Google Chromium in Ubuntu 12.04
To install Google Chromium run the commands below.sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
Installing Google chrome in Ubuntu also installs its own repository. If you’re getting duplicate repository errors after installing chrome, run the commands below to remote the repository you created earlier.sudo rm -r /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list