Google has not released the Linux version of Google Chrome, but that doesn’t mean you can’t test it on your Ubuntu. With the release of wine 1.1.4, you can easily get Chrome running in your Ubuntu in no time.
Note: Google Chrome requires wine 1.1.4 to work. If you are not sure of the wine version in your ubuntu, type in
in the terminal to check your wine version.
Download Google Chrome http://gpdl.google.com/chrome/install/149.27/chrome_installer.exe http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html to your home folder. (Do not download from the Google download site).
In your terminal, type
If you don’t like command line interface, simply right click on the chrome_installer.exe and select “Open with wine Windows Programs Loader“. This will install the Chrome as well.
The installation should complete very quickly.
Now, if you go to Applications->Wine->Programs->Google Chrome, you will see the entry to start Google Chrome. This entry contains conflicts which will load up a broken browser rather than the working one. To get the Chrome to work, we need to add another entry.
On the menubar, right click on Applications and select “Edit Menus“.
On the left pane, navigate to Applications->Wine->Programs->Google Chrome. On the right pane, click on the ‘New Item’. On the window that pops up, enter the following:
Name: Google Chrome (edited)
Command: wine ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/profiles/USERNAME/Local\ Settings/Application\ Data/Google/Chrome/Application/chrome.exe
Remember to change the USERNAME to your own username.
Now, go to Applications->Wine->Programs->Google Chrome and start Chrome by pressing Google Chrome (edited). Your Google browser should be in working condition now.