How to install chromium browser in fedora 19

To install chromium browser in fedora you need to add a repo file to the yum.repos.d dir as it is not available in rpm fusion repos. So download the repo file from the link below:

Right click on the fedora-chromium-stable.repo and save it to you hard drive by selecting “Save Link As”.

Now open terminal and cd to the location/dir where you downloaded the file. After that run this command:

sudo cp fedora-chromium-stable.repo /etc/yum.repos.d

And now time to install it:

sudo yum -y install chromium

And that’s it.


How to install Google Chrome in openSUSE

Don’t be confused about Chrome and Chromium. Both are browsers and using the same engines, then what’s the difference?, the difference is one is actively developed by open source community[Chromium] and the other is maintained and developed by Google[Chrome]. Google Chrome can say provide stable version, while Chromium is dev build version[unstable] which is stable though but have new features which then go to Google Chrome stable version later. Chromium is already provided in openSUSE default repositories. But for Google Chrome we need to add new repository. Which will have three versions, stable, beta, unstable. If you want to have different versions of this browser, install both Chromium and Chrome. Currently i’m running both versions, stable version from Google[Chrome] repository and dev build[Chromium] from openSUSE repositories. 1st of all open terminal and become root by su – , and then type, choose your system architecture:

64bit version

zypper ar Google-Chrome

32bit version

zypper ar Google-Chrome

Now type:

zypper ref

And install Google Chrome:

zypper in google-chrome-stable

Now you will have two versions of Chrome/Chromium browser.

How to get latest Firefox in openSUSE

Firefox 10 is released and it is available in openSUSE Mozilla already. I will show you how to get the latest stable release using zypper(via terminal) and YaST(via graphical interface).

1st method (the terminal way):

1- Open terminal, become root by su – and type the following line (will add the mozilla repo),

openSUSE 11.4

zypper ar FF11.4

openSUSE 12.1

zypper ar FF12.1

2- Now type this,

zypper ref
zypper dup --from FF12.1

FF12.1 is for openSUSE 12.1, if you are on 11.4, change it to FF11.4. (Don’t worry, its just a repo name). And that’s it.

2nd method (the YaST way):

1- Open Yast -> software repositories and click on add button, click next by choosing specify URL from above options and add the repo(mentioned in 1st method above) for your specific distro with name in the Repository Name field. Click next button to finish.

2- Now open Software management from YaST, choose the repo name you just added and click on ‘switch system packages’. Accept and that’s it.

Which method you will go for?, i will definitely go for 1st one, easy with few lines to run from terminal.

Firefox 4 is OUT

The long wait is over, Firefox4 makes its ground and is now available for public consumption. I am using it since beta 2 and have no issues so far until this final release on openSUSE 11.3. It has a new great feature which  i really love to use is tabs grouping. This is the best feature i came across in this new version, there are many but i like this one because it make easy to group different sites like mails, forums, social sites etc etc. Explore it..

If you want to download it manually, here you can find the download link.

Read this for more exciting features Firefox 4 offer.

If you are using openSUSE 11.3 OR 11.4 and want to install it without any problem, follow this link.

Update (31-03-2011): Features of FF4

How to install Firefox 4 or later in openSUSE 11.3 and 11.4

Also check this latest post for 11.4 and 12.1: How to get latest Firefox in openSUSE

Update (02-01-2012): As FF is now rapidly releasing new versions, you will get new stable version most of the time from the repos for openSUSE(any version). At the time of writing this update, it have 9.0.1 version available for use.

Update (22-03-2011): Firefox 4 is available in the Mozilla repo now, if you were using the following repo before, please disable or delete it and add the repo in step 1 down there if not added yet. [Remove this repo]


There are some nice new features available and more to come, i hope you guys already heard about it if not read this page. Here i am going to guide you how to install it in openSUSE 11.3 and 11.4. openSUSE has its own repo for it, which updates from time to time upon new packages. So lets start with YaST.

1- Open YaST and click on software repositories, add the following repo.

openSUSE 11.3:

openSUSE 11.4:

Give it a name(any name) and save it. Close software repositories.

2- Now open software management and search for Firefox and select firefox for installation, and there you go.

NOTE: If you have Firefox 3.6.x installed and running, please close it and then open Firefox 4 to start browsing.


Update (18-02-2011): For the users, who have this issue stated below,

Problem: nothing provides needed by mozilla-xulrunner20-2.0b11-3.3.i586

Please add this repo, and then try again:

For more details, please read the comments below. Thank You


Have fun!

Install Chromium in openSUSE and Ubuntu

Google Chrome beta is already released for Linux, but in this post i am not going to explain something about Google Chrome. Its about Chromium. But if you want to download and install Chrome beta version, download from here.

Note: I think, there will be no flash plugin installed, one need to install it manually and copy it to browsers plugin directory.

Now lets jump to Chromium, what is chromium, if there is already Chrome?

So to elaborate a bit, Google Chrome is the same software offered by Google, while Chromium is offered by open source community, they release fixes and patches on daily basis. And further more there is no need to install flash plugin, installing it from the community repos will automatically install every thing for you. Currently i am using Chromium 4.0.283, and i love it. Its fast, simple and easy to use.

NOTE: There is no big difference between Google Chrome and Chromium.

To install in Ubuntu:

1- Add this repo(URL) to software sources.

Software source -> Third party software(Tab) -> click add

deb jaunty main

deb-src jaunty main

Ubuntu will prompt for reload, just cancel it, because we need to add OpenPGP key.

2- Open terminal and run this command:

sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

3- Now update the system repos with:

sudo apt-get update

4- Now lets install chromium:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

And you are done, you can find Chromium in Applications -> Internet -> Chromium Web browser

To install in openSUSE:

1- Open YaST, goto software repositories, click add button, choose community repositories from the choices, and click next. Now select Contrib repo and click OK.

2- Now open software management from YaST, and search for ‘chromium’ without quotes and mark it for installation, click Accept button and you are done.

More easy than Ubuntu in openSUSE.

Good luck with it and enjoy.