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Chrome 28 and newer for CentOS 6

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Officially Google no longer support Chrome for CentOS 6 (ref). The recommendation (for now) is to either switch to Firefox or Chromium. I decided to go with the second option.
Obtain the YUM repository settings here: chromium-el6 repo.
First uninstall Google Chrome
# sudo yum remove google-chrome
To install:
# sudo wget http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/chromium/6/chromium-el6.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium-el6.repo
# sudo yum install chromium
Do not […]

Fedora Desktop and Computing

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Fedora 18 was released this week and I finally got around to installing it today. To be honest, on either my laptop or desktop I have not really used Fedora much since Fedora 14. I have been incredibly happy with CentOS for over a year and a half now, and I (begrudgingly) accepted Windows 7 […]

Improve Fonts in Chrome in CentOS 6

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

I am currently running the latest version of Firefox (8.0) and Google Chrome (15.0.874.121) in CentOS 6 64-bit using the Gnome 2.28 desktop.
Both work fine, however Firefox renders fonts significantly better than Chrome.
The Fix: The following steps fix the problem.
1. Open the file .fonts.conf in your home directory, if it does not exist create it:
$ […]

CentOS Desktop

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I’m migrating away from Fedora as my desktop operating system. I’ve been testing CentOS 6 which was released recently and I feel I would be much more efficient using it instead of Fedora.
I still have quite a few quirks to resolve, but I have no doubt I’ll find the solutions.
I bought a new desktop some […]

Downside to Enterprise Linux

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

(Note: For the purpose of this post CentOS is equivalent to RHEL)
It has been about 2 and 1/2 years since I built a dedicated server and chose CentOS instead of Fedora. Since I installed CentOS 5.1 I have used the upgrade process 4 times with no problems bringing me to version 5.5 with practically […]

CentOS 5.5 Released

Friday, May 14th, 2010

The CentOS team just announced the release of CentOS 5.5.
The wiki has the Release Notes. Most major changes can be found in the RHEL 5.5 release information (which CentOS is based).
Running
yum update
should update your system. Keep in mind the recent post-release updates should be syncing with the CentOS mirror soon.
As always, relatively smooth […]

Fedora and Linux Blogs

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

I know the trend now is “status updates”, but I still enjoy reading blogs more. And I’ve been doing lots more reading and far less writing lately.
I thought I might share the Fedora and Linux blogs that I enjoy. (Sorry I don’t have an OPML link).
Fedora

Hans’ hacking log (Hans de Goede)
i, quaid (Karsten […]

CentOS 5.4 Released

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Well CentOS is officially released. Now the mailing list whining can be stopped … until at least 5.5!
For new installs grab an ISO. For upgrades (which is generally safe), just run:
# yum update
Or if you want to be very careful:
# yum clean all
# yum update glibc\*
# yum update yum\* rpm\* python\*
# yum clean […]