In this tutorial we’ll learn how to install Google Chrome on CentOS. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google Inc. Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Google Chrome also has the option to install extensions and web application to increase the feature and functionality of the browser; you can also install themes for a visual change.
I recommend to use a minimal CentOS server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an CentOS 7 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.
Install Google Chrome on CentOS
Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:
yum -y clean all yum -y update
Step 2. Installing Google Chrome.
First, enable Google YUM repository:
Add the following configuration to the above file and save it:
[google64] name=Google - x86_64 baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/x86_64 enabled=1 gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
So, let’s install Chrome using yum command as shown below:
yum install google-chrome-stable
Want to try Google Chrome beta, run:
yum install google-chrome-beta
Step 3. Launch Google Chrome .
Use the following command to start Google Chrome from the non-root account: