How to Install Chromium 12 in Ubuntu (11.04, 10.04 and 10.10)?

In truth it was Chromium which is the basic foundation behind the most successful (recent that is) web browser of Google Chrome. And few hours ago Chromium developers released the 12 th stable version and the cool Ubuntu launchpad geeks have released a PPA, already!.

Although personally I don't like Chromium or Chrome that much because, I'm a bit of a freak and I certainly don't like their simplicity. Plus, beware if you use Chrome because sometime ago a certain rumor got out saying that the big G is using Chrome to collect our personal data!, my mother warned me about this :P.

Few of the main improvements in this Chromium 12th release...

*. Better security (especially concerning Flash "objects", now you can clear Flash "cache" easily from your browser as you would do with clearing the usual web cache).

*. Hardware accelerated 3D CSS -

The HTML5 3D "Sheep Experiment", Google says "no animals were harmed" :)...

This means that whenever you go into a web site with 3D CSS animations, etc now Chromium will use your GPU (VGA) to generate those 3D effects thus minimizing the CPU load + enhance the power usage as well since a GPU is especially designed to deal with graphics rather than a CPU thus they are almost always more efficient while dealing with graphics.

There is the Chrome (not Chromium) 12's little 3D adventure with few animals if you like, oh it's only for MS Vista or Mac OSX 10.6 or above users, bugger :/.

*. Better protection against Malicious files -

Now, any fool can warn you about a malicious website before you enter if they already know about it. But with Chromium 12 (Chrome 12 also have it) now the web browser has the ability to analyze certain "patters" when it comes to URLs thus having the ability to foresee "the danger". Of course this does not mean that we're 100% safe yet it's more than welcome feature to have around, don you think? :).

*. No more Google Gears support.

*. Enhanced screen-reader support added.

These are of course a very few to mention. Anyhow, if you use Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.04 or 10.10 then you can install Chromium 12 by using the official PPA channel. To do that, open your Terminal and enter the below command.
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:chromium-daily/stable
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
That should do it for you!. Enjoy.


rogeliorv said...

Try sudo apt-get install chromium-browser instead.

Anonymous said...

@rogeliorv is it different from sudo apt-get install chromium-bsu

Gayan said...


Hello there,..

Well, it's not the chromium web browser. "chromium-bsu" is actually a shooting game for GNU/Linux.

Anonymous said...

The last command is wrong.
It's chromium-browser.

Gayan said...


Thanks I updated the post (din't even realize it until now!).

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