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Old 10-13-2008, 03:43 AM   #1
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Have you tried Google Chrome , on Wine/Crossover??? Share your thoughts/tips etc

Hi All. I was eagerly waiting for the release of Chrome browser. But its really surprising that to-date the linux version of Chrome is yet to be released that can be installed and run just out of the box. So i thought of trying it through Wine. I installed it through Wine using the following link

but to be frank its not working as expected[may be I need to do some more hacks], its taking hell of time to open a page even i tried all the hacks available in the web. Whats your views, Many of you guys must have tried it, Can you please share your thoughts , ideas , hacks or tips to make it work properly till the explicit release of chrome is done for linux platform. Thank you.
Old 10-13-2008, 01:00 PM   #2
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I've tried Chromium for Linux on Wine, mind you that's not exactly the same as Google Chrome. Chromium is the FOSS project which Chrome is based on. However the installation on Wine didn't live up to the hype of it's counterpart on Windows. It was much slower (perhaps too slow) as you said and I found it a bit crashy too.

Then again,... I'm not particularly excited to see a Linux version of Google Chrome.
  1. Firefox is a FOSS project which even Google support. Why not bring those exciting new things there or try to develop alternatives. After all Fx is faring well in the browser war and lived up to it's expectations.
  2. Although I'm a happy customer of Google and is very grateful and happy in many ways, I can't help to notice that Chrome is moving in a direction I'd rather not follow. Competition is one thing. But I'm a Fx user.
  3. Chrome gives the impression that it's a reaction and a possible attack on that prominent software company in Redmond :P As much as I find it good, the way Chrome tries to bind you to Google,... well sort of,.... makes it feel a lot uncomfortable. After all who wants another MS? *+

* Disclaimer: I'm not anti-MS software, tech or anything. I just don't find some of their strategies and business practices healthy or amusing for that matter. No hard feelings. I just don't buy them (both literally and metaphorically)

+ Apple seems to be on a good to start for that :P

I guess that does not help you much to improve the speed. It's just my 2 cents since you asked.

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Old 10-13-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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I tried it out and liked it very much. Especially the tab independt pages, if something crashed it did not disable the entire browser. The sneaky mode looked also very good, being able to do things without having the worry of something being saved

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Old 10-15-2008, 02:08 PM   #4
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Exclamation Try Mozilla Prism!!!

IMHO, it has everything I like about Chrome! (except the sandboxing)
Old 10-16-2008, 12:17 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by daragh View Post
IMHO, it has everything I like about Chrome! (except the sandboxing)
sounds nice. lemme check it!


chrome, chromium, firefox, foss, google, microsoft

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