Try Google Chrome in Linux

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There is still no native Linux support of newly unveiled browser Google Chrome but guys from CodeWeavers prepared the port of Chromium (official name of Google Chome for Linux). This staff is already available for downloading as DEB packages for Ubuntu (32-bit and 64-bit), as RPM for RedHat, Fedora, CentOS etc. as well as self installable script for any other Linux distribution.

Well, after quick testings there are no doubts that it is not a good option if you wish to have quick and stable alternative for Firefox… But of course it is good for evaluation purposes or for those people who CAN’T wait for official release of Chrome for Linux 🙂 Certainly the port is based on Windows copy run by Wine (don’t forget to upgrade it). Actually CodeWeavers says that this is just a proof of concept, for fun, and to showcase what Wine can do.

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Stefan Durand

My name is Stefan, I'm the admin of LinuxScrew. I am a full-time Linux/Unix sysadmin, a hobby Python programmer, and a part-time blogger. I post useful guides, tips, and tutorials on common Linux and Programming issues. Feel free to reach out in the comment section.

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