How to Install Google Chrome On RHEL/CentOS and Fedora

Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. Google Chrome team proudly announced the release of Google Chrome 85 on 21 September 2020.

The actual version is 85.0.4183.121 for Linux and Mac OS X/Windows operating systems. This new version bundled with a number of exciting fixes, features, and improvements.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Google Chrome browser in RHEL/CentOS 8/7 and Fedora 32-30 distributions using Google’s own repository with the yum package manager tool.

Important: Google Chrome support for all 32-bit Linux distributions is deprecated from March 2016.

By using Google’s official repository you will keep your Chrome browser up-to-date.

# yum update google-chrome-stable

Step 1: Enable Google YUM repository

Create a file called /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo and add the following lines of code to it.

[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Step 2: Installing the Chrome Web Browser

First, check whether the latest version available from Google’s own repository using the following yum command.

# yum info google-chrome-stable
Sample Output
Check Google Chrome Package Info
Available Packages
Name         : google-chrome-stable
Version      : 85.0.4183.121
Release      : 1
Architecture : x86_64
Size         : 67 M
Source       : google-chrome-stable-85.0.4183.121-1.src.rpm
Repository   : google-chrome
Summary      : Google Chrome
URL          : https://chrome.google.com/
License      : Multiple, see https://chrome.google.com/
Description  : The web browser from Google

Do you see the highlighted output in the above, that clearly told that the latest version of chrome is available from the repository. So, let’s install it using the yum command as shown below, which will automatically install all the needed dependencies.

# yum install google-chrome-stable

Update: Sadly, the Google Chrome browser no longer supports the most famous commercial distribution RHEL 6.x and its free clones such as CentOS and Scientific Linux.

Yes, they’ve discontinued support for RHEL 6.X version as of Google Chrome and on the other side, the latest Firefox and Opera browsers run successfully on the same platforms.

The next step for RHEL/CentOS 6 users to move to RHEL/CentOS 8/7, the latest Google Chrome works out-of-the-box on RHEL/CentOS 7.

Step 3: Starting Chrome Web Browser

Start browser with a non-root user.

# google-chrome &

Welcome screen of Chrome web browser.

Welcome Google Chrome
Welcome Google Chrome

Exploring www.tecmint.com with a cool Chrome web browser.

Google Chrome Preview on CentOS 7
Google Chrome Preview on CentOS 7

That’s it, enjoy browsing with Chrome, and do let me know your browsing experience with Chrome via comments.

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353 thoughts on “How to Install Google Chrome On RHEL/CentOS and Fedora”

  1. Hi,

    I installed Google chrome in my Centos 7 KDE environment but its working very slow. I have updated Patch as well still no go. Help on this will be much appreciated.

    Reply

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