I still do not understand why Google does not provide Linux installers for this browser. I am using it under Win XP (in a VM of course) and pretty happy with the performance. I am not a programmer but if they can make Picasa to run under Linux (with WINE), they could do the same for Chrome. Then they could release the Linux-native installation files.
I really want to use Chrome under Linux and try the Wave but I do not want to boot the virtual machine and switch back and forth.
Anyway, I hope it will worth the wait.