Update – A native linux Google Music Manager was released on 22nd July 2011, which means you don’t have to run it under Wine now. Makes this post obsolete but I’ll keep it up for posterity.
You got an invite to Google Music and found out they don’t do a linux client? It’s ok… run it under Wine. Here’s how you do it.
- Install wine from the wine ppa with these commands in terminal
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.3
(wait til it installs)
- Download the Music Manager folder from here: http://www.mediafire.com/?n4k334kki094d51
- Unzip the folder, and run the application under Wine. That’s it.
Thanks to the chaps at ubuntu forums for the tips. Let me know how you get on below, this worked fine for me and I’m now uploading my collection.
Update 29-06-2011 – I ran into problems during uploading my music after around 2000 tracks. Google Music Manager would start, run for around 30 seconds, then die with an error that it was unable to continue. I couldn’t find a solution to this so instead went down the Virtual Machine route, installing Virtualbox 4 and Windows XP Guest. This is working fine and Music Manager is now working without any problems.