What am I exactly doing by following instructions here?
yum install chromium
not work without doing this?
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The repositories are so you can update Chrome. The official Fedora repositories don't have Google Chrome, so Google provides a repository.
You don't have to do the command line install of the repos; you can do this instead:
Just select the RPM and by installing that RPM it gives you the repository, and if I recall correctly it installs the latest version of Chrome as well in one shot.
Edit: Oh, and I just noticed this from the page I linked to:
Note: Installing Google Chrome will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Google Chrome up to date. If you don't want Google's repository, do "sudo touch /etc/default/google-chrome" before installing the package.
Fedora is very picky about what goes into the official repos, their reasons are outlined. Google Chrome is a proprietary product and bundles other proprietary software such as Adobe Flash plugin.