Last Modified: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:55:19 +0000 ; Created: Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:55:19 +0000
|So I wanted to use Chrome on a computer that didn't have it installed that was running Ubuntu Linux. I didn't have admin, but I wanted to run the program inside the user-space without installing it for all users anyway (a stand-alone install).
The default downloads provided by Google are only .deb or .rpm packages which only run in the admin installer. Extracting it by hand was not an option.
Another choice was to download the source and compile it. However 800MB+ of source and compile code was too big for my user quota.
SolutionI downloaded the latest developer build of Chrome for Linux. It is just an archive with the compiled binaries that you can extract and run.
Also by default the Google Chrome (ver 8 for Linux) uses the system installed Adobe Flash. To force it to use the latest: