Chromium web browser is not the default browser and is not installed by default in both SLES and openSUSE. It is however available in the default zypper repository so it's easy to be installed and is fully supported by SUSE.

That means you can easily install Chromium web browser in SLES and openSUSE by using zypper at the terminal.

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Steps to install Chromium web browser on openSUSE and SLES:

  1. Open your preferred Terminal application.
  2. Refresh zypper package list from the repository.
    > sudo zypper refresh
    [sudo] password for root: 
    Repository 'Main Repository (NON-OSS)' is up to date.                                    
    Repository 'Main Repository (OSS)' is up to date.                                        
    Repository 'Main Update Repository' is up to date.                                       
    All repositories have been refreshed.
  3. Install chromium package via zypper.
    > sudo zypper install --no-confirm chromium
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    Resolving package dependencies...
    
    The following 2 NEW packages are going to be installed:
      chromium libharfbuzz-subset0
    
    2 new packages to install.
    Overall download size: 76.4 MiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the operation, additional
    310.0 MiB will be used.
    Continue? [y/n/v/...? shows all options] (y): y
    ##### snipped 
  4. Open chromium from the application launcher or terminal.
  5. Create a new wallet for KDE if necessary.
  6. Start using Chromium web browser in SUSE.

Guide compatibility:

Operating System
openSUSE Tumbleweed
openSUSE Leap 15.1
openSUSE Leap 15.0
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
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