How to Install Google Chrome – Fedora 23

The early web browsers being Nexus and Netscape were all too naive – in the sense that they did not even have the basic ability to show images properly (images did appear in their later versions). Today, web browsers have evolved to a whole new level. Firefox and Google’s Chrome web browsers being the most eminently used ones have a vast number of users.

On the Windows platform, it is as easy as a piece of cake to install Chrome. You just have to go to Chrome’s website, and download the desired (32-bit/64-bit binary) installer. But that’s not the case in Linux. We are going to walk through the steps of how to successfully install Google Chrome on our test machine (Fedora – 23).

First of all, launch a terminal of your liking (Gnome Terminal in our case) and fire up the following commands:

  • We need to change to the root user first, so:
    $ sudo su (give the root password, and you’re good to go)
  • Enable the Google’s YUM repository:
    $ nano /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo
    This creates a file by the name “google-chrome.repo” and places it in /etc/yu.repos.d
  • Next, just copy and paste the following into the screen that comes up ahead:
    [google-chrome] name=google-chrome - \$basearch
    baseurl=https://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/\$basearch
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

google-chrome-repo

  • Followed by the following:
    $ dnf check-update
  • Now, there are two Google Chrome versions available, that go by the name “google-chrome-stable” and “google-chrome-beta” to be exact. Install the one that suits you. For an average user, the latter is somewhat never required:
    $ dnf install google-chrome-stable

Chrome stable install

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That’s it for now, you have successfully installed Google Chrome on your Fedora 23 Machine.done install