Everything has a learning curve. Especially if it involves using a different OS. Linux IS NOT Windows. Linux is not a Windows replacement. Linux is a different beast altogether.
For example, there's no such things as a C: drive or D: drive. Everything is inside / , with your home folder (which contains your personal files) being /home.
When you want to install a software, you open Ubuntu Software Center, search for it and install it, like Flash. If it's not inside USC. then you can search for it online manually and download a installer, which usually ends with .deb (like Windows' .exe), like Chrome. And etc. etc. etc.
You don't become a Linux expert overnight. You have to learn. And from the sound of your posts, you don't want to. So why are you switching away from Windows?
If you still want to do this, then you need to ask us helpful questions.
Please have patience, it really appears daunting at first, but most of my friends concurred that what seems daunting was just different. It means things are little different then they are in windows. Also if you really want to learn something about linux, please look at the beginners guide in my signature.
I would have to agree with Fuzzflyer. (some) I to have had major problems and in everything I do is failing. I tried to install Chrome as well and still get failure. I did sudo apt-get install chrome-browser = Unable to lock the administration directory. I have tried several other ways and get failure in the same way. This is my second day of trying Ubuntu and will still continue to hang in there. BTW so far I feel that Fedora 18 is much more user friendly. That could change.
A quick google search for "chrome for linux" provided me with this link https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/Originally Posted by mamoore8743
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this PPA. The reason why you might want the latter is that Chrome, unlike Chromium, comes with in-built latest version of Flash which is otherwise unavailable on Linux.
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A relative was trying to run Mint 14 under Windows, could not understand how something could run on a computer without Windows. After a few minutes booting from a DVD and connecting to her WiFi, it was "How about that! Can I play with this without breaking it?". She was running from a DVD so I said "Yup, can't break it". I didn't mention mounting H.D. partitions and I'm pretty sure she wouldn't know enough to do that.
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