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How to Install Chrome on Fedora

by Roveen Anyango
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Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers that we have. However, whenever you are using operating systems which are not in the mainstream, the downloading process can be a bit complicated.

While in OS’s such as Windows or MacOS all you need to do id click on the download button on the site. However, if you are using Fedora, a Linux-based OS, the process can be a little more than simply clicking download.

Here is how to download Chrome on Fedora, also called Red Hat Linux.

Enable Fedora’s Third Party Repositories

The first course of action when seeking to install Chrome on Fedora is enabling Fedora’s third-party repository. This repository gives you access to software packages which are not included in the official fedora repository.

Once enabled, then you go to the next step.

Download the Google Chrome RPM File

Before you can download Chrome, you will first need to download an RPM package.

To download the RPM file, you will open the terminal and enter the following text:

sudo dnf install wget -y

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

‘wget’ helps you to download any files from the web on fedora.

Installing Chrome

Once you have your RPM file ready, the next step then is the actual installation. You will insert the following command on the terminal

sudo dnf localinstall google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm -y

The ‘dnf localinstall’ command is what is often used in the installation of RPM packages. In the command above, we are letting the ‘dnf’ know that we want to install the Chrome package.

Launching Chrome

Once your installation had been completed, then you can get to start running Chrome in several ways. On the terminal, the command line to run it will be:


When you run this command, you will get the Chrome app running in its familiar interface. And that’s it. You have now installed Chrome on your Fedora OS. Now enjoy your browsing!

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