[Slackbuilds-users] Google chrome?

Klaatu klaatu at member.fsf.org
Fri May 29 23:44:39 UTC 2020

On Friday, May 29, 2020 03:14:16 PM Rich Shepard wrote:
> I thought SBo provided Google's chrome browser but am not finding it. I did
> find a linuxquestions thread from 2012 (version -13.37) that suggested it
> had been available.
> I'm making a video conference presentation the week after next hosted on a
> site that's a subset of Zoom. A test connection today failed using the
> latest firefox and opera and only partially succeeded with the latest
> chromium. The cloud software site had support for linux but Slackware (of
> course) was under "other linux" and could not download a library it wanted
> nor open a necessary web page. Sigh.
> The conference organizers suggested I try Google's chrome. Going to google's
> chrome download page I see they have .deb and .rpm packages for download
> and installation; I don't know that I can download only. They have another
> page for other linux distributions and for Slackware they point to Alien
> BOB's chromium. I have the SBo chromium installed.
> If I can't get something to work here I'll need to drive about 65 miles each
> way to another city where they have a studio set up to run the entire
> conference. I'd prefer to avoid that travel if I can present from here.
> I'm open to suggestions.
> Rich
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For what it's worth, I've found using AlienBob's build of Chromium pretty 
He keeps it pretty up to date, and I've never noticed any difference between it 
and Chrome in terms of compatibility with Chrom*-based tech.


- klaatu
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