2009-12-09 Installing Linux Google Chrome as a regular user

Early december 2009, Google launched the beta version of the Chrome browser for Linux. They provide RPM and Deb packages, allowing for easy installation.

Sometimes however, you're working on a Linux PC where you do not have root access. The following procedure allows you to install and run Chrome as a normal user:

 $ dpkg -x google-chrome-beta_current_i386.deb Chrome