In a fresh installed Ubuntu, first thing you may do is installing your favourite web browser and set as default application. This is a simple tutorial about how to install Google Chrome and set as default in Ubuntu 11.10
1. Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 11.10
Installing Google Chrome in Ubuntu is very convenient. Just go to google.com/chrome and select downloading 32-bit or 64-bit deb package.
Then install downloaded package in a terminal window with commands:
cd Downloads/ sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-*.deb
You may get any dependency error on executing the second command, just run:
sudo apt-get install libnspr4-0d libnss3-1d libxss1 libcurl3
2. Set Google Chrome as default browser
After installed Google Chrome, launch System Settings by top-right corner menu.
Under System, click System Info
Then, in Default Applications choose Google Chrome as default web browser