The Corpus Callosum

Google Chrome on Opensuse 11.2

I decided to try using Google Chrome as a web browser. The reason is that it is supposed to be faster, particularly for sites that make heavy use of Flash. It turns out that installing it is a hassle if you do it the obvious way, because Flash does not work without fiddling around. That sort of defeats the purpose.

The easier way is to use the one-click install at:
http://software.opensuse.org/ymp/ope…2/chromium.ymp.

This adds the necessary repositories, downloads the application, and configures it so that flash works right away.

It seems to work pretty well. It remains to be seen, however, if Chrome has any chance of becoming my main browser. After all, the first browser I used was NCSA Mosaic, which morphed into Netscape Navigator, which went through several iterations, then became the basis for Firefox. I just followed along. After 17 years, it might be hard to change.

Comments

  1. #1 Alex
    February 1, 2010

    How’d you like OpenSUSE 11.2?