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How to install Google Chrome in Fedora 20 (Heisenbug)

Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) is the latest version of Fedora Operating system. Fedora boasts to be one of the most secure operating system available for free. It comes with a lot of packages that can be installed using the software manager tool but Google Chrome cannot be directly installed using the yum package manager.

To install Google Chrome using the yum package manager you need to follow the following steps :

Step 1 : Enable the Google Yum Repository

To enable google yum repository navigate in terminal to the yum repository directory using the command

cd /etc/yum.repos.d

Open a file “google.repo” in this directory using any text editor like gedit or vim (I use gedit).

sudo gedit google.repo

The file can have any name but the “.repo” extension is a must. The above command opens a window of gedit with a blank page. Insert the following code into the file and save it.

[google]
name=Google – i386
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Saving the above file will create a google.repo file in the repository directory and will enable the Google yum repository.

If you have a 64 bit system then you will have to add the following lines to the file.

[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

Step 2 : Install Google Chrome

Now to install the Google Chrome, you ca directly type the following commands in the terminal

To install latest stable version

sudo yum install google-chrome-stable

To install latest beta version

sudo yum install google-chrome-beta

To install the unstable version

sudo yum install google-chrome-unstable

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