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Posted by: ranchocordovadude Dec 13 2012, 01:29 PM

Hi,

I just installed Linux Mint and I was trying to install Google Chrome for Linux. I clicked on download and then a file with the extension of .rpm ended up in my download folder. I then double-clicked on it and some kind of archive program opened up. I then extracted the files. A few directories were created but I couldn't figure out what to do next. Is there something else I should do to get it officially installed or should I have extracted the files somewhere else? Yes, I am a newbie so it may seem obvious but I can't see where to go from here. Thanks in advance.

Posted by: michaelk Dec 13 2012, 01:45 PM

rpm is a package manager for Red Hat based distributions. You can download and install chrome via the deb package manager apt-get.

www.itworld.com/software/237571/install-google-chrome-linux-mint-12

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