How To Install Google Chrome on CentOS 7

Install Google Chrome on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configuration Google Chrome on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google, uses the WebKit layout engine. It is available for Linux, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X operating systems. But Google Chrome is more than a web browser, as it combines sophisticated open source technology, borrowed from the Chromium application, into a minimal design, all in order to help users surf the web much faster, a lot easier, and safer than ever before.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Google Chrome on a CentOS 7 server.

Install Google Chrome on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start to enable the Google YUM repository.

Run following command (copy paste all lines to console) to create /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo file:

cat << EOF > /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome - $basearch
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
EOF

Step 2. Installing Google Chrome Web Browser.

So, let’s install it using yum command as shown below, which will automatically install all needed dependencies:

yum update
yum install google-chrome-stable

Step 3. Accessing Google Chrome Web Browser.

Once the installation of google-chrome is complete you can start Chrome browser from the GNU applications menu or from a command-line terminal by executing the following command:

google-chrome

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Google Chrome. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Google Chrome web browser control panel in CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Google Chrome website.

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