Google being the lovely and gracious corporation came out with a wonderful idea: Google Chrome. Based off the Chromium, Google Chrome has the potential for great things. Though, seems they forgot about us Linux users.

Update: Here are two great posts to help you get started with Chromium:

Top 17 Extensions For Google Chrome / Chromium

Best MegaUpload/RapidShare Extensions

So the wonderful people at Chromium didn’t. Neither are we neglected by the Ubuntu community. There exist many scripts and what not to install Chromium in Ubuntu, though none are really needed. All you need is the add the PPA repositories of Chromium-daily to your list of repos and you’re all set! Here’s how to add the repositories and install Chromium on any Ubuntu or Kubuntu Karmic:

sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 4E5E17B5

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser chromium-codecs-ffmpeg

The codecs package is just a little something extra to help make it easier to view things online.

Warning: In Ubuntu/Kubuntu Karmic, there is a package called “chromium“. This is NOT the Chromium browser. It’s a game. Chromium, the browser, is “chromium-browser”.

With only those steps, you should be able to get a native build of Chromium up and running no matter if you are in a x64 system or i386.

edit: Thanks for letting me know about the typo! Fixed now.