Chrome on Ubuntu: Install it now, show interest in promoting companies to write Linux software!

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Wed Jun 10 12:45:31 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 6:07 AM, Dotan Cohen<dotancohen at> wrote:
>> I too would rather support the open chromium project than the Google
>> product which can update software on my machine without my say so or
>> knowledge....
> Are you kidding? The PPA can "update software on your machine without
> your say so knowledge". I don't care what security flaws Windows has
> and Google exploits, can you provide documentation that the Linux
> version can "update software on your machine without your say so
> knowledge"?

I had a discussion with the maintainer of the chromium package.
As I understand it, the Google version for linux is consistent with
the Windows version in that Chrome updates are pushed and accepted
without user intervention.

Please see Googles own documention for confirmation

The PPA version instead updates daily using the standard apt system.


All you need to know about Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty -> gconftool -s --type
bool /apps/update-notifier/auto_launch false

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