Ubuntu – Is Chromium in Ubuntu’s repository safe to use since it’s so out of date


Is Ubuntu Chromium still safe to use since its so out of date?

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Install Latest Version of Chromium from new PPA

While Chromium team ppas won't release new versions of Chromium browser, Alex Shkop will try to maintain more-or-less fresh releases of Chromium. Two PPAs were built for Chromium stable and Chromium development version. Install Latest Version of Chromium: For now, two PPAs only provide packages for Ubuntu 12.04.

To add Chromium Stable PPA (currently it's version 21):

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

To add Chromium Dev PPA (currently it's version 23):

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

After added a PPA, update your repository and install Chromium:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
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