Chromium is the open-source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code. Chromium is the name given to the open-source project and the browser source code released and maintained by the Chromium Project. It is possible to download the source code and build it manually on many platforms. To create Chrome from Chromium, Google takes this source code and build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web. The latest version of Chromium released on February 26, 2016. Alternatively you can install other web browsers too.
1) Install Chromium on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
Add the Linux ncsu edu aprapriate CentOS/RHEL/Fedora repository on your system to install Chromium web browser.
[CentOS 7] # rpm -Uvh http://install.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/yum/itecs/public/chromium/7/noarch/chromium-release-2.2-1.noarch.rpm [RHEL 7] # rpm -Uvh http://install.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/yum/itecs/public/chromium/rhel7/noarch/chromium-release-2.2-1.noarch.rpm [Fedora 23] # rpm -Uvh http://install.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/yum/itecs/public/chromium/23/noarch/chromium-release-2.2-1.noarch.rpm [Fedora 22] # rpm -Uvh http://install.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/yum/itecs/public/chromium/22/noarch/chromium-release-2.2-1.noarch.rpm [Fedora 21] # rpm -Uvh http://install.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/yum/itecs/public/chromium/21/noarch/chromium-release-2.2-1.noarch.rpm # [yum|dnf] install chromium
2) Install Chromium on Debian/Ubuntu/Mint
By default Chromium web browser added into Debian/Ubuntu/Mint distribution repository, just fire the below commands to install it.
[Debian] $ sudo apt-get install chromium [Ubuntu/Mint] $ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
3) Install Chromium on openSUSE/Archi/Manjaro/Mageia
By default Chromium web browser added into openSUSE/Archi/Manjaro/Mageia distribution repository, just fire the below commands to install it.
[openSUSE] # zypper install chromium [Archi/Manjaro] # pacman -Syu chromium
4) Upgrade Chromium on RPM/DEB System
We can easily upgrade the
Chromium browser to latest version by issuing below commands to
DEB based systems.
[DEB Systems] $ sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade chromium [RPM Systems] # [yum|dnf] update chromium
4 Comments on “Install chromium 48 Web Browser on Linux”
Guess it should go: sudo apt-get install -–only-upgrade chromium (2 dashes). Thanks again! Your site rocks!
We haven’t added upgrade procedure till now. As per your suggestion we have added it. Welcome.
Thanks! How to update/upgrade Chromium browser?
(Debian based systems)
$ sudo apt-get install –only-upgrade chromium
(RPM based systems)
# yum update chromium