Google Chrome may sometimes be slow especially if its on Ubuntu, due to the slow DNS fetching. Speeding it up a bit is easy.
Steps how to tweak Google Chrome
1. Open the Linux terminal prompt.
2. Run sudo gedit /etc/nsswitch.conf .
3. Find the following line hosts: files mdns4_minimal [NOTFOUND=return] dns mdns4
4. Replace with hosts: files dns.