Skip to comments.Anybody using Google Chrome for Linux (vanity)
Posted on 12/13/2009 9:52:50 PM PST by smokingfrog
My EeePC needs an updated browser and I was wondering how this would work.
I'm Linux challenged, and don't even know how to install it.
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Installed it my Dell Vostro A90 running Ubuntu Netbook Remix, and so far it works great, IMHO it blows Firefox away.
I was using it, no flash support. It is fast except when you open more than 6 windows.
No Flash support? Really? I need to update that too.
I can view YouTube videos, so it must have Flash support if that’s the case.
I have it installed, but only use it rarely. When Xmarks comes out for it, I’ll consider making the jump, but I ain’t rebuilding my bookmark collection for ANY browser.
I believe installing it was as simple as adding a repository to my package manager and installing it there as normal. I use a Debian based distro, but I’m not sure if the EEE does or not.
I have no idea what you just said.
I ... feel ... so ... old.
It does youtube, it is google of course.
But try another flash video site.
I do know some of the earlier Alpha versions didn’t support Flash, but they have since added support for Flash.
What’s a package manager?
You probably didn’t realize how ignorant I am. LoL!
That is an easy fix. Download any popular distribution and “burn” to a CD (as a .iso file, not as other files, such as .mp3 files, etc., look for the special “burn” feature on your Windows system).
Then just load the CD into any computer’s CD drive. On start up just press the key that gets you to the temporary boot configuration, F12 on IBMs, ESC on others. Then tell the computer to boot from the CD disk.
The CD will load the system into RAM and you can test the Linux system from there WITHOUT INSTALLING IT. If you choose to install, I recommend a separate computer so that you can fully load it to your hard drive and not “dual boot” with Windows and Linux together as boot choices on the same machine. Much easier way to handle things if you are just getting your feet wet and want to keep you Windows data, etc., safe - and separate.
Two suggested distribution downloads: Ubuntu or Linux Mint. Try to download through torrents - this ensures download accuracy and you can skip the MD5 or check digit verification process if you download through torrents as torrents checks its accuracy so you don’t have to.
I am running Windows XP on one machine (IBM Thinkcentre) and Linux Mint on the IBM Thinkpad R52. If you have some older computers sitting around there are some great Linux distributions for those lower powered computers as well.
Linux Mint has a user’s manual that is a good read. It will be available as an option the first time you log on after an installation. Ubuntu is very user friendly with a large support forum.
Enjoy both Windows and Linux.
And Merry Christmas.
Bah! Nothing to do with being old. You’ll get used to it. It makes a heck of a lot more sense when you do than the maze of nonsense that is Windows.
Upon investigation, the EEE uses a Debian based distro, which should be able to install from the 32 bit package available here:
Just download it and double click it. Worst case, you’ll get an error. Best case, you’ll get a browser. :)
It’s your newest gateway to all the free software you could ever want.
You can get a better idea here:
In this case, the package manager isn’t necessary. Just download the 32 bit Ubuntu version and double click it when it’s done here:
Did were you able to use the Hulu Site and Fox News Business Channel online?
I could get You Tube to work and other similar sites but as far as a pure flash player it didn’t work.
Netbooks don’t come with a CD, I installed the distro from a Flash Drive, you have to go into the BIOS and change the boot order so that it will boot from the flash drive, but it’s pretty straightforward.
EEE is a shoe size, I think Kirk 'did' an amazingly beautiful human looking Debian, a distro is a place either an eatery, drinkery or dancery, and If I can't get a better handle on package management this Christmas, I believe my system will become the repository of about a fifth of Jack Daniels.
In case the original poster reads this, you can probably temporarily set your “boot from” directive by depressing either F2, esc, or F12. This avoids entering the full fledged BIOS program (it should create a list of “boot from” options instead), which sometimes puts people off from going futher with Linux.
I’m running Google Chrome on Ubuntu. I have no problem with flash in it. It’s an easy install with Ubuntu, you just install from the .deb file, but I don’t know what package management system the eeepc’s OS uses. Google offers a .deb and a .rpm.
LOL! Gotcha. Just remember that if you’re going to limit yourself to only one fifth of Jack Daniels, somewhere an angel will lose his wings and learning Linux will be a lot less fun. (even if it IS easier to remember...)
I have Ubuntu 9.04 for 64 bit processor. The Chrome beta version did not load properly. I figure I’ll just wait some until they get it right.
Well, I do know how to install it, but if surfing the net and email is all I use a computer for, WHY install Linux?
Why install linux at all?
Security. Much better in-built resistance to those bad bugs, viruses, and worms that can infect and destroy your surfing and emailing fun.
But maybe even that is not enough . . .
Do you know if flash is included with Chrome, or does it need to be installed separately?
OK,, good reasons... I'll try it.
“my package manager”
Mine are briefs, I don’t like boxers.
Great thread I need to read it later.
Can you watch foxnews.com flash videos yet?
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