Google Chrome is a free web browser based on WebKit layout rendering engine. Since its public release in 2008, Google Chrome has steadily grown its user base, and now it drives approximately one-third of all web browsing activities worldwide, largely thanks to its lightning fast speed and strong security protection. If you would like to install Google Chrome on Linux, you can follow these instructions below.
Install Google Chrome on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL
First you need to add the official yum repository for Google Chrome:
[google-chrome] name=google-chrome baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
Note that the yum repository configuration in the above is for 32-bit systems. If you are running a 64-bit Linux system, replace the url in "baseurl" field with the following.
Finally, install Google Chrome with yum as follows.
Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu or Debian
First you need to install all the prerequisite packages as follows.
Now download a Google Chrome .deb package from Google. If you are running a 32-bit system, the package will be google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb, while on a 64-bit system, it will be google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb.
Finally, install Google Chrome with dpkg as follows.
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