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Google Chromium for 2010? [solved]

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I can't say that I've seen a Linux release yet, and I searched a short while ago.

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The official Google client, is still very beta.

However, the opensource chromium browser is still beta, but very usable, and stable. And very fast, as well.

I'm toying with the opensource chromium under ArchLinux with very few issues, currently.

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I just wished I could find a rpm repo for Chromium.

If you must have the latest google-chrome, you need to add the repo.

[root@halfway greg]# urpmi.addmedia -v google http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386
getting exclusive lock on urpmi
adding medium "google"
not using metalink since requested downloader does not handle it
retrieved http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386 media_info/MD5SUM
comparing /var/cache/urpmi/partial/MD5SUM and /var/lib/urpmi/google/MD5SUM
retrieving source synthesis of "google"...
   http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386/media_info/synthesis.hdlist.cz
retrieved http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386 media_info/synthesis.hdlist.cz
computing md5sum of retrieved source synthesis
wrote config file [/etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg]
unlocking urpmi database
[root@halfway greg]# exit
exit
[greg@halfway ~]$ urpmq --fuzzy google-chrome
google-chrome-unstable

here's the package key:

https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Key ID: Google, Inc. Linux Package Signing Key <linux-packages-keymaster@google.com>

Fingerprint: 4CCA 1EAF 950C EE4A B839 76DC A040 830F 7FAC 5991

 

and don't forget the dependencies.

 

And just a FYI- I don't use it, I'm simply showing you how to get it. :)

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I can't think why anyone would want to use a google spyware browser instead of Firefox, Opera or even better Seamonkey...

 

What does Chromium offer that these other browsers don't have?

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Tux, do you have anything credible, other than conjecture, to back up your opinion that the browser is spyware?

 

For me Chrome/Chromium have been far more stable and far more responsive than Firefox or Oper, be it on Windows or Linux. The builds for Linux are considered unstable yet they run rings around Firefox and Opera, so much so that the Chromium Daily Builds from the Ubuntu PPA is my default browser!

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Tux, do you have anything credible, other than conjecture, to back up your opinion that the browser is spyware?

 

Just look at the source code...

 

For me Chrome/Chromium have been far more stable and far more responsive than Firefox or Oper, be it on Windows or Linux.

 

I cannot remember the last time my Seamonkey crashed... :P

Edited by tux99

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How about a 64bit repo?

Here's the 64-bit repo

urpmi.addmedia -v google64 http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/x86_64

however it doesn't contain a google-chrome rpm. AFAIK, there's not a 'working' 64-bit available from google code yet. You may find one somewhere that someone has independently compiled and packaged, I'm not sure.

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Yeah. That seems to be the issue. I will have to wait. I will say Chrome/Chromium does indeed runs circles around Firefox and Opera on my 64bit system. Frankly it is not even close in terms of speed and stability(at least in Firefox's case).

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@ rldev- I've located an independently compiled and packaged 64-bit rpm for you. ffi is one of our members and aka appgorilla over at fourm.mandriva. He has made a working google-chrome-4.0.223.5r29485-0aap2010.0.x86_64.rpm and it's available here: 2shared.com/file/google-chrome

 

He has shared this work with tarakbumba, the admin at the Mandriva Turkiye Forums. The Mandriva Turkiye Repository is here:

http://depo.mandrivaturkiye.com/index_en.htm

the file is here:

http://depo.mandrivaturkiye.com/2010.0/x86_64/free/index.html

 

Thank you ffi for all your work on this, and thank you tarakbumba for hosting it. :)

 

The complete thread about this is here:

http://forum.mandriva.com/viewtopic.php?t=118621

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