Canonical Invites You to Test Out the Chromium Web Browser Snap on Ubuntu Linux
Canonical’s Olivier Tilloy has put out a call for testing for what it would appear to be the very first Chromium Snap package for Ubuntu Linux and other Snappy-enabled distros.
Snap is a universal binary format created by Canonical to allow for easy distribution of third-party, proprietary apps across all supported Ubuntu releases, as well as other GNU/Linux distributions. It also enables users to have the latest version of an app installed on their computers.
The first version of the Chromium Snap allows users to easily install the open-source Chromium web browser. The package is now available for installation from the Snappy Store and users have access to both the stable and beta channels, which include Chromium 60 and Chromium 61 Beta, respectively.
Here’s how to install the Chromium Snap on your Linux PC
If you’re running a Snappy-enabled Ubuntu release, or a GNU/Linux distro that allows you to install Snap packages, it’s easy to install the … (read more)