Fedora starts to support Google Chrome and Steam
Fedora now offers third-party software repositories that allow users to install software that was previously unavailable, including Google Chrome and the digital game publishing platform Steam. By default, Fedora only includes open source and free software, but with the release of third-party software repositories, users will have more choices.
Supports third-party software repositories for Fedora 28, but Fedora 27 has also been updated to enable the use of third-party software repositories, although some software can only be installed on Fedora 28.
Users in third-party software repositories can break through the restrictions that Fedora originally provided only for open source and free software. Now you can choose to enable this extra option to install software that was otherwise unusable, but users should pay special attention to using third-party software repositories. The installed proprietary software will have more restrictions on use, including access to program code.
Users of Fedora 27 and 28 now have the ability to use the Google Chrome browser and the Python IDE PyCharm after enabling third-party software repositories, and only use the NVIDIA graphics driver and Steam on Fedora 28.
In addition, Fedora’s regular software installations and updates can now be easily performed through this third-party software repository, where full functionality includes application discovery, installation, or the use of DNF on the command line.