Google launched its first demo version yesterday (September 2th 2008). Although Google plans to release a Linux version later, the first public beta has been released for Windows only. Wine is a compatibility layer that allows you to run more and more Windows software on Linux. Fortunately, it is possible to use Chrome on Ubuntu Linux with Wine, although it is still buggy. Common problems of running the Windows version include:
- no https support
- problems with some pop-ups
- slightly slower than Chrome in Windows
But it is a beta version anyway! Read how to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu Linux with Wine!