How To Install Google Chrome 38 (Unstable) On The Most Popular Linux Systems, Via The Official Google Repository

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Google Chrome is developed on three branches: stable, beta and unstable. The latest unstable version available is Google Chrome 38 (Unstable), which comes with worth mentioning changes: BoringSSL has replaced OpenSSL, an animation when zoomin pictures has been added,  an option for outputing the device status to a JSON file has been implemented, media has received an playback underflow logic, a password manager auto-complete suggestion when a username element is clicked has been added.

how to install Google Chrome 38 Unstable on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Deepin, Debian, Crunchbang, Kwheezy, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

In this article I will show you how to install Google Chrome 38 Unstable on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Deepin, Debian, Crunchbang, Kwheezy, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

How to install Chrome 38 Unstable on Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems:

Instructions for bot 32 bit and 64 bit systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list'
$ wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install google-chrome-unstable

Optional, to remove Chrome 38 Unstable, from both 32 bit and 64 bit systems, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-unstable

How to install Chrome 38 Unstable on Fedora and CentOS systems:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo -e "[google-chrome]\nname=google-chrome - 32-bit\nbaseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub" >> /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo'
$ sudo yum update
$ yum install google-chrome-unstable

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo -e "[google-chrome]\nname=google-chrome - 64-bit\nbaseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64\nenabled=1\ngpgcheck=1\ngpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub" >> /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo'
$ sudo yum update
$ yum install google-chrome-unstable

Optional, to remove Chrome 38 Unstable, from both 32 bit and 64 bit systems, do:

$ sudo yum remove google-chrome-unstable

How to install Chrome 38 Unstable on OpenSUSE systems:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ sudo zypper ar http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386 Google-Chrome
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install google-chrome-unstable

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ sudo zypper ar http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64 Google-Chrome
$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install google-chrome-unstable

Optional, to remove Chrome 38 Unstable, from both 32 bit and 64 bit systems, do:

$ sudo zypper remove google-chrome-unstable

How to install Chrome 38 Unstable on Mageia and OpenMandriva systems:

Instructions for 32 bit systems:

$ sudo rpm --import https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
$ sudo urpmi.addmedia --update chrome_i386 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386
$ sudo urpmi google-chrome-unstable

Instructions for 64 bit systems:

$ sudo rpm --import https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
$ sudo urpmi.addmedia --update chrome_x86_64 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64
$ sudo urpmi google-chrome-unstable

Optional, to remove Chrome 38 Unstable, from both 32 bit and 64 bit systems, do:

$ sudo urmpe google-chrome-unstable

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