Google Chrome is the most popular, fastest and powerful web browser in the world. It is easy to use and secure browser for the latest web. It’s not an open source browser and it is based on Chromium browser which is available for CentOS. This tutorial described how to install Google Chrome web browser on CentOS 7.
Before you go ahead with tutorial, ensure that you are logged in as a user with administrator privileges.
Install Google Chrome on CentOS
At first, start your system terminal and download latest Google Chrome
.rpm package using below wget command:
Once the download has been finished, install Google Chrome on your CentOS system using below command:
sudo yum localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm
After that it will prompt you to enter your password. Enter your system password and hit Enter key to continue.
Start Google Chrome
Now Google Chrome is installed on you CentOS system. You can start it either by using command line by typing
google-chrome or you can click on Google Chrome icon using UI from
Applications → Internet → Google Chrome.
If you are starting Google Chrome for first time, it will show pop up like as below. It will ask, if you want to make Google Chrome your default browser and to send usage statistic and crash reports to Google:
Select according to your preference, and click
OK to proceed.
After that, Google Chrome will open and you can see default chrome welcome page as given below:
Finally, installation has been completed and you can enjoy browsing with Google Chrome.
Upgrade Google Chrome
At the time of installation, Google Chrome official repository will be added to your CentOS system. You can verify the file contents using cat command:
[google-chrome] name=google-chrome baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
It will confirm that your Google Chrome installation do update automatically when a new version released.
You have successfully installed Google Chrome on CentOS 7 system. You also can import bookmarks, passwords and settings into Chrome from your another browsers.
If you facing any issue in installing Google Chrome, please leave comment below.