How to Install Google Chrome on CentOS 7?
LinuxBytes: Looking to install Chrome on CentOS 7? Here is a quick guide to installing Google’s Chrome on the latest version of CentOS.
Google Chrome is the most used web browser right now in this world. Thanks to it simple interface packed with powerful features that are designed to provide seamless web browsing experience. It can be credited as the Face of the Internet.
The best thing about Google Chrome is that the folks at Google always keep it updated with nifty cool features.
With Chrome you can carry your Web browsing preferences to everywhere as it provides an option to sync all your web activity across all the devices you use.
So if you have switched to Linux and started using CentOS then you can enjoy your favorite web browser Chrome on CentOS. Here is a simple and quick guide to install Google Chrome on CentOS. It is similar to installing Chrome on Ubuntu.
CentOS is a powerful Linux distribution that is popular with enterprise and cloud providers. Although it is powerful it isn’t beginner friendly like Ubuntu. But still many Linux lovers especially use CentOS on their PC’s and Laptops.
If you are one among them and started playing with CentOS here is how you can install Chrome on CentOS to browse internet.
Installing Chrome on CentOS
Installing Google Chrome on CentOS is very easy. You can do that in two methods. One is by downloading the Chrome .rpm package for CentOS and install it through the default application installer. This is a bit simple and is good for those who prefer GUI to install applications.
The Second method is by using the terminal to install Chrome on CentOS by running few simple commands. In this tutorial we will be sharing both the above methods so that you can learn more about Linux.
We installed Chrome on CentOS 7 which is the latest version of CentOS.
Before proceeding to install Chrome on CentOS 7, check if your system meets the minimum requirements to run Chrome efficiently.
To use Chrome Browser on Linux, you’ll need:
- Chrome for Linux only supports 64-bit architecture only.
- 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.3+, or Fedora Linux 24+
- An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that’s SSE2 capable
Method 1: Installing Chrome on CentOS using GUI
This is the simplest way to install Chrome on Linux and is ideal for beginners and novice Linux users. Installing applications using Graphical User Interface on Linux is very similar to installing applications on Windows.
Here is a how you can install Chrome on CentOS easily.
Step 1: Download Chrome on CentOS
The first step to install Chrome is to download the required rpm package from official Google Chrome page.
To download Chrome rpm package head to over to the official Chrome Website by Clicking here.
You will see a Download Chrome Button on the page. Clicking on it will display a popup asking you to choose between the .deb and .rpm packages.
Select the .rpm package for CentOS. Once selected click on Accept and Install if you agree to the Chrome Terms and Conditions.
This will download the Chrome rpm package for CentOS.
Step 2: Installing Chrome Using RPM file on CentOS
Once the download is complete navigate to the downloaded directory. Now using the default RPM package manager.
Recommended: Install Tor Browser on Linux for Privacy.
Method 2: Using Commands in Terminal
Linux is best known for its CLI which is a fun and powerful way to opertae the operating system. To install Chrome on CentOS Linux distribution just run the below commands in terminal.
Step 1: Open terminal and download Chrome .rpm package using wget command. To do that run the following command.
Step 2:Once the download is complete install it using the yum installer. Just type the below command.
sudo yum localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
Note: While running these commands you may be asked to enter your password. Enter your password whenever prompted to authenticate the installation.
So this is how you can install Google Chrome on Linux. One must agree that Chrome indeed is a good browser. But if you worry about privacy Chrome isn’t a perfect choice. You can always try Chromium for Linux which is an opensource version of Google Chrome. Both Chrome and Chromium are built on the same code where is the former is the customised version by Google. Chromium is nothing but Chrome minus Google.
Meanwhile if you have faced any difficulty while installing Chrome on Linux you drop your problem in comments we are happy to assist you.