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I'm working on Oracle Linux as a development machine. I'm looking for a web browser, but I can't seem to find them:

$ rpm -qa | grep -i web
pywebkitgtk-1.1.6-3.el6.x86_64
webkitgtk-1.2.6-5.el6.x86_64
kurdit-unikurd-web-fonts-20020502-6.el6.noarch
$ rpm -qa | grep -i browser

I tried to install Chrome, Chromium, Opera and Dillo, but:

$ sudo yum install chrome
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security
Setting up Install Process
No package chrome available.
Error: Nothing to do
$ sudo yum install chromium
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security
Setting up Install Process
No package chromium available.
Error: Nothing to do
$ sudo yum install opera
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security
Setting up Install Process
No package opera available.
Error: Nothing to do
$ sudo yum install dillo
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, security
Setting up Install Process
No package dillo available.
Error: Nothing to do

Does anyone know what browsers are available (besides lynx, which is painful for me to use)?

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The installed Oracle Linux web browser is called Konqueror, you may find it in “Applications -> Internet menu.”

Otherwise, when you have properly set up yum, you can issue:

sudo yum install firefox
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  • Thanks Marius. Isn't Konqueror KDE (I'm running Gnome)? Also, I don't use Firefox (too many bad choices and two virus/malware infections though FF).
    – jww
    Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 20:52
  • What do you have under Applications -> Internet? Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 21:50
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    And, btw, no, I think konqueror exists in Gnome too. Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 21:52
  • Thanks Marius. I don't have anything under "Applications -> Internet" because its missing (the menuh has system and admin stuff, and almost no user stuff). Let me install ala carte and see if I can display it. Thanks again.
    – jww
    Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 21:53
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    @noloader you might perhaps take a look here, community.oracle.com/thread/2213435?start=0&tstart=0 Commented Dec 23, 2013 at 22:01
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Chromium:

You can also install Chromium (feels like Google Chrome) on Oracle Linux Release 7 like this:

sudo yum install chromium --enablerepo=ol7_developer_EPEL

Google Chrome:

Google chrome can also be installed by creating the following repo file /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo with contents:

[google-chrome]
name=google-chrome
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64
gpgkey=https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

Now install Google Chrome like this:

sudo yum install google-chrome

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