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Is it possible to run multiple different versions of simultaneously on Linux? I know I can do this with Firefox using the -no-remote -P switches but what about Google Chrome?

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A simple hack is to use Chrome's Incognito mode Ctrl + Shift + N.

You can run Chrome using different profiles by using the --user-data-dir flag. For example, save this script as

if [ -z "$1" ]; then
  echo "Usage: $0 profile_name"
  exit 1

  --enable-udd-profiles \

Create a new folder such as ~/.config/chromium/test

You can use the newly created profile by running test

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You can run instances of both Chrome and Chromium (the open source version of Chrome).

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I dont think thats what jldupont meant. – Shekhar Nov 3 '11 at 14:13
I do that already but I need more. BTW, the Chromium build for Ubuntu 10.10 crashes too often for me and I don't want to bother compiling it from source every now and then. – jldupont Nov 3 '11 at 14:24

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