Google launched a few days ago a new web browser, that has some interesting features which might give FF 3, Safari and IE8 a run for their money. Although not yet for Linux, i’ve put together (following some ubuntuforms posts) a detailed tutorial to help you Install Google Chrome on Linux using wine >= 1.1.3.
1. install wine (follow the official instructions http://www.winehq.org/site/download-deb)
2. make sure wine >= 1.1.3 is installed by entering the following in the terminal
3. Download winetricks and install it
wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetrickssudo cp winetricks /usr/sbin
4. Install some dependencies for Chrome (Flash is not mandatory but will allow you to play youtube videos :-))winetricks riched20 riched30 flash
4.1 Install allfonts (this is optional)
5. Download the Chrome installer
6. Install Chrome (just follow the onscreen instructions and make sure you create a desktop icon)
7. After the install is finished, you won’t be able to use Chrome as it needs a bit more hacking. Just close it and opent with your favorite editor the Google Chrome.desktop icon created on your Desktop. Make sure your add “–new-http –in-process-plugins”, without the quotes at the end of this line:
Exec=env WINEPREFIX=”/home/mimir/.wine” wine “C:\windows\profiles\mimir\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”
to make it look like this:
Exec=env WINEPREFIX=”/home/mimir/.wine” wine “C:\windows\profiles\mimir\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –new-http –in-process-plugins
Save the file!
NOTE: mimir is my username, you will have something like /home/yourusername/.wine
8. Go to desktop and start Google Chrome
Checking some youtube videos 🙂
HTTPS Note: it seems that the https is not working due to the fact that wine is missing TSL/SSL features, the dlls that should handle that being just stubs at the moment. If you have any information regarding this, please share.