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Running The Chromium Browser On Ubuntu 8.04 With CrossOver Chromium


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:

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

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

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Type in your password:

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CrossOver Chromium is now being installed:

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Afterwards, click on Close and leave the Package Installer:

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

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This is what Chromium looks like:

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  • CrossOver Chromium: http://www.codeweavers.com/services/ports/chromium/
  • Chromium: http://code.google.com/chromium/
  • Ubuntu: http://www.ubuntu.com/

 

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