Linux users not allowed to download Chrome browser?

You might say: well its only for Windows – but thats not the problem. Linux should be ok to run a Windows application with WINE – or even can download via Linux and than have a Windows machine access the setup file. But Google seems to either think that Linux has no WINE for running Windows apps or it does not want Linux users to test – because I click download I dont get anything.  This I guess will work via browser recognition.


Filed under Browser, Free Software, Technology, Web

6 responses to “Linux users not allowed to download Chrome browser?

  1. It’s just the same for Mac users.For now it’s Windows or Windows via virtualization so Mac & Linux users will just have to sit it out whilst Windows users are the 1st line beta testers.

  2. I heard that, they are working on linux and mac versions of chrome, but, may take more time for it’s release

  3. With 1.0.0-1ubuntu4 I get:

    $ wine ChromeSetup.exe
    fixme:advapi:CheckTokenMembership ((nil) 0x12e290 0x33f930) stub!
    fixme:process:SetProcessShutdownParameters (00000280, 00000001): partial stub.
    fixme:ole:CoInitializeSecurity ((nil),-1,(nil),(nil),6,2,(nil),64,(nil)) – stub!
    fixme:winhttp:WinHttpOpen ((null), 1, (null), (null), 0x0): stub

  4. Look here:
    “This page describes how to build the Chromium browser in Linux. Read this if you’re interested in testing the build or porting code. “

  5. I can see their point in this, if testing is indeed only for Windows users. I have to believe google will port Chrome eventually, but right now it looks like they’re only focusing on Windows and Chrome running in Wine will probably not run like Chrome running on Windows. It can also introduce other bugs due to running in Wine that aren’t present in Windows. They probably just want to avoid false bug reports.

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