Google chrome has been a major news in the web browser space. I couldn’t help but to test it. It’s incredibly lightweight and fast, and brings a fair amount of innovations. I have been using it more and more since the latest version of firefox 3.5, which has disappointed me a lot — firefox is slow to start, and I’m pretty sure there are many holes for memory leaks.
Google chrome is a very fast web browser, is lightweight, quick to start and innovating. However the linux version didn’t support plugins. As such, Flash player was not support, and I had to choice but to stick on firefox/opera for browsing dailymotion, facebook games and so on.
The latest builds of Chrome has an experimental support of mozilla plugins. I now have flash
- Install the latest build of chrome.
- Start chrome with the appropriate option
Oh by the way, I’ve made a quick script to easily install or upgrade chrome on linux
#!/bin/sh DEST=/usr/local/google/chrome URL=http://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb tmp=$(mktemp -p /tmp -d) cd $tmp wget $URL ark -ba $(basename $URL) cd google-chrome-unstable_current_i386 tar -xvf data.tar.lzma rm -rf $DEST mkdir -p $DEST mv opt/google/chrome/* $DEST cd rm -rf $tmp #Symlinks to required libraries ln -s /lib/libnspr4.so libnspr4.so.0d ln -s /lib/libnss3.so libnss3.so.1d ln -s /lib/libnssutil3.so libnssutil3.so.1d ln -s /usr/lib/libplc4.so libplc4.so.0d ln -s /lib/libplds4.so libplds4.so.0d ln -s /lib/libsmime3.so libsmime3.so.1d ln -s /lib/libssl3.so libssl3.so.1d
This script installs chromes in DEST=/usr/local/chrome
To start chrome: /usr/local/chrome/chrome --enable-plugins