Site has been shut down

The end of the road

In July 2013, I released a bash script that would allow RHEL/CentOS 6 users to continue to run the latest Google Chrome release, despite official support for that platform being dropped from Google Chrome 28 onwards.

Sadly, the release of Google Chrome 59 (and later versions) meant a switch to GTK+3, which was impossible for my script to workaround on RHEL/CentOS 6. Hence, this site has been shut down and the script is no longer of any use to anyone.

The next step for RHEL/CentOS 6 users

You have two choices really (ignoring Chromium, which no-one seems to be keeping up-to-date for RHEL/CentOS 6):

  1. Use Mozilla Firefox ESR via "yum install firefox" that is shipped with RHEL/CentOS 6. Unfortunately, this can be up to a year out of date w.r.t. features compared to the more "normal" Mozilla Firefox that you can download from Mozilla (but that "normal" Mozilla Firefox is now also using GTK+3 and doesn't work on RHEL/CentOS 6 either).

  2. Move to RHEL/CentOS 7, perhaps first in a VM before upgrading on bare metal once the VM is to your satisfaction. The latest Google Chrome installs and runs out-of-the-box on RHEL/CentOS 7 (see below).

The next step for RHEL/CentOS 7 users

You're in luck - just run this command as root to install the latest Google Chrome:

yum install https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_x86_64.rpm

In case you think RHEL/CentOS 7 is currently immune w.r.t. not being supported by the most popular Linux browsers, check out this latest bustage for the Vivaldi browser (sounds like they will fix it in due course, but in the meantime, here's a version that works on RHEL/CentOS 7).

The feedback

Please don't ask me to resurrect the script to let you download the incredibly insecure Google Chrome 58 (the last version to work with my script). The script is dead, long live the script!