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Chrome is Google's proprietary (closed source) web browser. Much of the source code is released in parallel as Chromium, however there are binary blobs present in Chrome including a Pepper-based version PPAPI of Adobe Flash Player.[1]


Currently there are several versions of Google Chrome available in the main Gentoo repository:

USE flags

Each of the packages listed above contains the following USE flags.

USE flags for www-client/google-chrome The web browser from Google


Select one of the Chrome packages to emerge above. Here the primary stable Chrome package will be installed:

root #emerge --ask www-client/google-chrome


Most configuration aspects can be found in the Chromium article. Head over there for configuration information.

See also

  • Chromium — the open source version of Google's Chrome web browser.
  • Firefox — Mozilla's solution to the web browser.