"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects." (Robert A. Heinlein)

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Alternative browsers on the EEEPC 900

After the release of Linux version of Google Chrome browser I've, at last, decided to give a try to a couple of browsers alternative to Mozilla Firefox: Google Chrome and Opera, in order to see how they work on the EEEPC 900.

Download and installation

Both browsers are available for download as “.deb” files so installation process has been quite smooth and easy. I downloaded both installation files from the respective sites and installed them using the dpkg command (of course they can also be installed by double-clicking on the install files if you don't like using the command line interface).
I so installed Opera with the following command:
sudo dpkg --install opera_10.11.4791.gcc4.qt3_i386.deb
The installation program notified a missing dependency on libqt3-mt, I installed it using apt-get command:
sudo apt-get install libqt3-mt
And Opera installation process completed successfully.
In similar way I installed Google Chrome with the following command:
sudo dpkg --install google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb
This time the installation process completed without errors.