By default, you will find the Mozilla Firefox browser on your Fedora. Like me, there are many who uses Google Chrome and want to use them on all platforms. So, here is how to install Chrome on Fedora.
Google Chrome vs Chromium? Which one to install?
If you are using any Linux then you probably know a little about Chromium. Chromium is another version of Google Chrome for Linux.
Chrome is a web browser that is built on Chromium source code. This version supports all the proprietary media files that include (H.264 and ACC). Playbacks as rights-protected media like Netflix are also supported on Chrome browser. Other features such as browser-sync, location sync, and much more are added to Google Chrome.
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Unlike Google Chrome, Chromium is an open-source application. Whereas on Chrome, several new changes will be brought by Google and most of the time those changes won’t be revealed to users. However; on Chromium developers can bring according to them.
This one is fully customizable and works great with Linux. Still, this version lacks tons of features as compared to Chrome.
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How to install Google Chrome on Fedora?
There are two different ways for fedora to install Chrome.
- You can either use the GUI or Software for the installation
- Or you can use Terminal for installing Chrome on Fedora
1: Use GUI for Chrome on Fedora
You are going to open Software.
Then you will click on Menu and on the right top you will select the Software Repositories.
Here you are going to enable the third-party Repositories and click on the Install button.
NOTE: if you have the Remove All button on your screen then this means that you have already installed the third-party Repositories and there is no need for installing it again.
Now you are going to scroll down and find google-chrome and click on Enable.
Then you are going to search for Google Chrome software on your Fedora. Once you found it select it and then you will install it.
2: Use Terminal to install Chrome on Fedora
For this purpose, you are going to run Terminal on your Fedora. You will also need admin privileges, so you are going to use Sudo in your commands.
First, you are going to install third-party repositories.
$ sudo dnf install fedora-workstation-repositories
Then you will enable the Google Chrome repositories on your fedora with the command below:
$ sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled google-chrome
And at last, you are going to install Chrome on Fedora by the command below:
$ sudo dnf install google-chrome-stable
After installing Chrome, you should face a warning on your Terminal screen. You will be asked to import GPG keys, and you are going to import them by typing Y and pressing Enter.
Install Chrome on Fedora (dev or beta)
Some of the users might be interested in installing the developer or beta version of Chrome. Instead of using the last command on Terminal, they can use the command below to install other versions of Chrome on their Fedora.
For installing the developer version, use this command.
$ sudo dnf install google-chrome-unstable
And for installing the beta version, you will need to use this one.
$ sudo dnf install google-chrome-beta
Install Chromium on fedora
Like chrome, there are two ways to install Chromium on fedora too.
1: Use Software (GUI)
You are going to open Software and there you are going to search for Chromium. Now that you have Chromium on your screen, you will select it and click on Install.
2: Use Terminal for Chromium installation
Likewise, you are going to open Terminal on your fedora. Then you are going to use the command below, one by one to install chromium. The first command will perform the installation of Chromium whereas, the other one will upgrade installed chromium.
# dnf install chromium
# dnf upgrade chromium
NOTE: it was mentioned before that Chromium won’t support playback media (H.264 or ACC) or DRM-protected media. For using those, you will need a Chromium-free world. This can be accessed from RPM Fusion repositories, where you will install the plugin.
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