Linux is one of my favorite operating systems. I say ‘Linux’ non specifically because I find all distributions fascinating.
I recently installed Fedora 18 on one of my old hard drives and have been playing around. I am still relatively new to Linux and I have been trying to learn it as both a systems admin user as well as someone who would use it day to day (X-Windows Style).
To install Google Chrome on Fedora 18, one must add a file to the repository located at /etc/yum.repo.d/google-chrome.repo
Open your terminal and enter super user by typing: su
Enter your password and press enter.
You are now in the super user environment and have the power to do anything to your system. Be careful.
Browse to the yum repository and create the file by typing: gedit /etc/yum.repo.d/google-chrome.repo
You should see your Gedit editor pop-up where you can start to enter your criteria. This file should contain:
FOR 32-BIT INSTALLATIONS:
name=google-chrome – 32-bit
FOR 64-BIT INSTALLATIONS:
name=google-chrome – 64-bit
CLICK ‘SAVE’ and close the document.
To install a stable version of Google Chrome browser on Fedora 18, go back to your command line and type:
yum install google-chrome-stable
Follow the on-screen instructions and you should be all set. Please comment if you have any questions, comments in regards to how to install Google Chrome on Fedora 18.
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