11 September 2012

How to install Google Chrome in openSUSE

Don’t be confused about Chrome and Chromium. Both are browsers and using the same engines, then what’s the difference?, the difference is one is actively developed by open source community[Chromium] and the other is maintained and developed by Google[Chrome]. Google Chrome can say provide stable version, while Chromium is dev build version[unstable] which is stable though but have new features which then go to Google Chrome stable version later. Chromium is already provided in openSUSE default repositories. But for Google Chrome we need to add new repository. Which will have three versions, stable, beta, unstable. If you want to have different versions of this browser, install both Chromium and Chrome. Currently i’m running both versions, stable version from Google[Chrome] repository and dev build[Chromium] from openSUSE repositories. 1st of all open terminal and become root by su - , and then type, choose your system architecture:

64bit version

         zypper ar http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 Google-Chrome

32bit version

         zypper ar http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386 Google-Chrome

Now type:

         zypper ref

And install Google Chrome:

        zypper in google-chrome-stable

Now you will have two versions of Chrome/Chromium browser.

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