How to install the latest Google Chrome on openSUSE Linux

If you work with your PC, willy-nilly it will happen that time you need to use Google Chrome. Based on the Chromium opensource project, Google Chrome is the browser of reference and the most popular currently. It doesn’t matter if you are using Linux, macOS or Windows, the browser par excellence remains the same: Google Chrome.

Installing Google Chrome may not be easy on Linux, so let’s see the easiest way to do it on openSUSE Linux systems.

Installing Google Chrome on openSUSE is not as immediate as on other distributions. The reason is due to the need to manually import the Google public key.

We can open the terminal and download the Google public license key by giving the command:

$ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Now we just have to import it with:

$ sudo rpm --import linux_signing_key.pub

Then we can go to the official download page at https://www.google.com/chrome/ and click on the DOWNLOAD button and get the latest version of the browser. After that, select the 64 bit .rpm version of the package, accept the terms of the license and, in the end, install the Google Chrome browser.

Note: Installing Google Chrome will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Google Chrome up to date. If you don’t want Google’s repository, do $ sudo touch /etc/default/google-chrome before installing the package.

And you’re done.

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