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Before I had installed Chromium 20 from wolf\crack PPA, but later I had uninstalled it when I know it is not an official PPA.

I found it at the Ubuntu package repository for download, I think its official version, but when I install it with the software center it still downloads the version 20, should I trust it?

I had tried to install Chromium from the chromium-browser_20.0.1132.47~r144678-0ubuntu0.12.04.1_i386.deb which I had downloaded in my computer, but the Ubuntu Software Center download it again and by checking the 2 downloaded files md5, I found them is not the same, is it fine?

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You can simply open a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) then type sudo apt-get install chromium-browser, press the Enter key, type your usual login password (the password will not be echoed to screen as you type, for security reasons), then hit the Enter key and this way you'll install the official build of the Chromium web browser.

My Chromium version is Version 20.0.1132.47 Ubuntu 12.04 (144678) - and I installed it using the method above.

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Correct. The Chromium browser included in main Ubuntu repositories. This is the official Chromium version for Ubuntu. Also you can find it in Ubuntu Software Center if you don't want to use the terminal. – NikTh Nov 8 '12 at 9:47

Chromium 20 is indeed in the official repositories. You can download it through terminal (see other answer) or through the software center. Adding a separate PPA for version 20 is unnecessary.

If you want the most updated stable release (or daily builds for that matter), however, you should add a PPA. I did so and am currently using version 22.

For the latest stable version, go to Terminal and type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:a-v-shkop/chromium
sudo apt-get update

If you haven't installed Chromium yet, also run sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

See this article on for more information.

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Currently Google don't update the 'chromium-daily' repository for unknown reasons. 'a-v-shkop' guy promised to keep packaging the browser until he's bored enough to stop cheering us :) – kolypto Nov 14 '12 at 1:18

Open terminal and Type following commands to install Chromium .

sudo add-apt-key ppa:chromium-daily/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

If you want to get Chrome browser you can get .deb package here.

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