[CentOS] Google Chrome

Thu Nov 21 06:24:38 UTC 2013
Michael B Allen <ioplex at gmail.com>

I have been using CentOS on my laptop for a few days now and it works
great! Great work-around for the Fedora GNOME 3 debacle.

But I'm starting to miss Google Chrome pretty seriously. Firefox is
just not what it once was. It's slow. Spell check is weak. Sometimes
it straight up fails to display pages after going "back". There are
numerous details like this that just make FF almost intolerable. And
based on current browser usage statistics I don't think I'm the only
one who sees the difference which means the problem is only going to
get worse.

Unfortunately Chrome is not available for CentOS 6.4:

Error: Package: google-chrome-stable-31.0.1650.57-1.x86_64 (google-chrome)
           Requires: libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4.15)(64bit)

This page [http://www.muktware.com/2013/02/google-says-red-hat-enterprise-linux-6-is-obsolete-updated/3970]

"Chrome, the browser in question here, is based on the open source
project Chromium. Chromium developers seems to prefer the new C++11
for the obvious security reasons and ease of maintenance but it also
means adopting a new toolchain and upgrading to GCC 4.6. This makes it
hard to support those operating systems that ship with older C++
standard libraries. RHEL 6, among many others, is one such operating

What is the safest path out of this problem?

I am not particularly excited about running a package from a small
third party. Particularly a browser.

Is this situation really that bad?