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How to Install Google Chrome in Centos 7

Install Google chrome in centos7/Ubuntu 18.04

Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google.It was first released in 2008 for Microsoft Windows built with free software components from Apple WebKit and Mozilla Firefox. It was later ported to Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android where it is the default browser built into the OS.

This tutorial explains how to install the Google Chrome web browser on CentOS 7 and ubuntu 18.04


Make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges.

Open the Terminal and type followwing command to download 64 bit version of google chrome.

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

Once the file is downloaded, install Google Chrome on your CentOS 7 system

yum localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

The command above will prompt you to enter your user password and then it will install Chrome and all other required packages.

If any dependencies, sample output like below.

Dependencies Resolved
 Package                                           Arch                          Version                                     Repository                                                   Size
 google-chrome-stable                              x86_64                        76.0.3809.132-1                             /google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64                        201 M
Installing for dependencies:
 libXScrnSaver                                     x86_64                        1.2.2-6.1.el7                               base                                                         24 k
 libappindicator-gtk3                              x86_64                        12.10.0-13.el7                              base                                                         37 k
 libdbusmenu                                       x86_64                        16.04.0-4.el7                               base                                                        132 k
 libdbusmenu-gtk3                                  x86_64                        16.04.0-4.el7                               base                                                         34 k
 liberation-fonts                                  noarch                        1:1.07.2-16.el7                             base                                                         13 k
 liberation-narrow-fonts                           noarch                        1:1.07.2-16.el7                             base                                                        202 k
 libindicator-gtk3                                 x86_64                        12.10.1-6.el7                               base                                                         63 k
 patch                                             x86_64                        2.7.1-10.el7_5                              base                                                        110 k
 redhat-lsb-core                                   x86_64                        4.1-27.el7.centos.1                         base                                                         38 k
 redhat-lsb-submod-security                        x86_64                        4.1-27.el7.centos.1                         base                                                         15 k
 spax                                              x86_64                        1.5.2-13.el7                                base                                                        260 k
 ssmtp                                             x86_64                        2.64-14.el7                                 epel                                                         50 k
Transaction Summary
Install  1 Package (+12 Dependent packages)
Total size: 201 M
Total download size: 977 k

Once it is installed you can start it either from the command line by typing google-chrome & or just click google chrome icon as follows

(Applications- Internet - Google chrome).

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Update google chrome

During the installation process, the official Google repository will be added to your system.you can verify by below command

cat /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo

This ensures that your Google Chrome installation will be updated automatically when a new version is released through your desktop standard Software Update tool.otherwise you can update it manually like below.

yum update google-chrome-stable

 Install chrome in Ubuntu 18.04

Google Chrome is not an open source and if you try to install Google Chrome from Ubuntu Software Center, you won’t find it there. It will probably suggest installing Chromium (the open source project Chrome is derived from). Chromium is similar to Chrome but it’s still not the real Google Chrome.

we can install google chrome in two ways.one is from graphical and secondone is from terminal.

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From terminal

Open your terminal either by using the Ctrl+Alt+t keyboard shortcut or by clicking on the terminal icon.

Download the latest Google Chrome .deb package.

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

Install now.Make sure your loggedin user is having sudo privileges.

sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

you will be asked to enteruser password.

Once it is installed you can access it through terminal by typing google-chrome or by clicking google chrome in Activities tab.

Install chrome in Fedora

In fedora you can install with below command

dnf install google-chrome-stable_current_*.rpm

update like below

dnf update google-chrome-stable

Also Read -> How to Install MS SQL Server on Centos 7

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