I followed the procedure outlined by UbuntuGeek, but some of the things are little different – at least when I installed it today.
First, you’ll need to add the repository which contains the deb for Chrome.
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Assuming you are running Karmic Koala (Ubuntu 9.10), you’ll need to add the following two lines towards the end of that file.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
Next, you’ll have to retrieve the PGP keys for this repository.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily/ppa
Update the sources,
sudo apt-get update
And then instal Chrome
sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
After the installation is successful, you can launch the browser, and import settings from Mozilla Firefox. However, Firefox needs to be closed when the importing of options and favourites is taking place. When Chrome restarts, it will have options configured like you had them in Firefox. The are no add-ons that I could find for Chrome, though – Adblock Plus and Video Download Helper are the two plugins that would make me stick with Firefox for a while.