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    Default 32 bit Chrome No Longer Available. Bad news for laptop owner?

    I have a 32 bit laptop on which I am running openSUSE 13.2. Just tried to install Chrome from Google and found it no longer supported. Does this mean I cannot run Chrome on my laptop?
    I know Chromium is still available so will try. Meanwhile grateful for confirmation of my understanding.
    Budgie2

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    Default Re: 32 bit Chrome No Longer Available. Bad news for laptop owner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Budgie2 View Post
    I have a 32 bit laptop on which I am running openSUSE 13.2. Just tried to install Chrome from Google and found it no longer supported. Does this mean I cannot run Chrome on my laptop?
    I know Chromium is still available so will try. Meanwhile grateful for confirmation of my understanding.
    Budgie2
    Yes, ended this month, announced since last year. See

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/01/g...t-discontinued

    and

    http://betanews.com/2015/11/30/googl...-32-bit-linux/

    IINM Chromium is your only option, I hope you don't need Netflix on this laptop...

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    Default Re: 32 bit Chrome No Longer Available. Bad news for laptop owner?

    Still available for windows, however.

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    Default Re: 32 bit Chrome No Longer Available. Bad news for laptop owner?

    Only bad news if you need it. I have never needed to use it - so it is neither good or bad news for me.

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    Default Re: 32 bit Chrome No Longer Available. Bad news for laptop owner?

    why not just use chromium?
    personally I don't like chrome or chromium
    I think Firefox ships with a drm module that can decode netflix streams, as I don't use netflix I can't confirm but you can try and migrate to the Fox.

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    Default Re: 32 bit Chrome No Longer Available. Bad news for laptop owner?

    A workaround with wine and FF for windows:
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/watch-n...omment-1660832

    Since Firefox 32-bits for windows now supports Netflix DRM it may be your answer.

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    Default Re: 32 bit Chrome No Longer Available. Bad news for laptop owner?

    Mozilla plans to implement it for linux this year, so all is not lost. Unless they also drop 32-bits, of course. This will happen, sooner or later.

    https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2015/1...eo-on-windows/

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