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If you’re waiting impatiently for the native Linux release of Chrome, check out the instructions by Romeo Adrian Cioaba, who was able to get Chrome running on his Ubuntu box using Wine. The latest Wine release (1.1.4) contains a fix that corrects some rendering problems with the application, so make sure to upgrade first.

Most of the application is functional, except for HTTPS support. Unfortunately, according to the Wine wiki, this is because SSL support has only been stubbed in at this point. I can’t say for sure if it’d work, but you could try copying the native Windows secur32.dll and crypt32.dll files into your Wine installation (assuming you can get your hands on them). There’s a chance that there might be a few other incomplete libraries that you’ll run into along this path, but if you get it to work, let us know.

Install Google Chrome on Linux using wine [via Lifehacker]