I never thought I've seen the day! Applications? On a web browser? Now, with Google Chrome Web Store it is POSSIBLE!!!
All you need is download and install Google Chrome on your Linux: http://www.google.com/chrome/
Then click the plus (+) icon to create a new tab, and click the Web Store. There you'll find THOUSANDS of apps some of them FREE!!!
Go ahead, try one now! It won't hurt your disk!
Check it out: http://t.co/VJwDnli6