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Comment by POX
about Chromium · Feb 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 5 Helpful Report as spam

Chrome and Chromium are basically the same, except for some differences:

  • Chrome includes licensed codecs for some proprietary media formats (AAC, H.264, and MP3)
  • Chrome supports Adobe Flash (PPAPI) by default
  • Google supports auto-updates unlike Chromium (but you can use a bash script or an addon for that)
    and maybe other things I'm not aware about.
    But, even if Chromium is open-source, it still sends lots of data to Google.

So, if you want to keep using a Chromium-based web browser and not use Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox or Small Waterfox iconWaterfox, you should take a look at Small Iridium iconIridium or Small Ungoogled Chromium iconUngoogled Chromium. Another good alternative is Small Brave iconBrave.

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Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Chromium · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

The only different between this and Chrome is the icon. :P

Just kidding. But ignoring ideological issues about open-source and whatever, the differences between Chrome and Chromium are barely noticeable to a normal user. Featurewise, there isn't much discrepancy between the two. Chrome includes built-in support for MP3s and some other proprietary stuff, so certain Chrome extensions that require this support might not work on Chromium. Also, Chromium includes a couple of small extra features that are normally only available in the beta versions of Chrome. However, most of these extra features are "experimental features", so they're not even enabled by default-- you have to type about:flags into your address bar to activate them.

To sum it up: Chrome and Chromium have a few differences, but if you're a normal person, the biggest difference between the two will still be the color of the icon.

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Comment by tabakis
about Chromium · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

my favourite browser changed icon today (not sure if it's permanent, i'll edit accordingly) ref. http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome/trunk/src/chrome/app/theme/chromium/product_logo_256.png?view=markup

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Comment by UncleNinja
about Chromium · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Added OSX to the list of supported platforms. Don't know why it wasn't in there.

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Comment by Amila
about Chromium · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

all the functionality without google branding :) Chromium FTW

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Comment by madjr
about Chromium · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

i like chromium very much, for some reason i like it even more than chrome lol

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Yay for Chromium!It's a better choice than Chrome on Ubuntu ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about Chromium · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Yay for Chromium!

It's a better choice than Chrome on Ubuntu since Chromium is in the Ubuntu repos. Then you don't need Chrome's updater, it just uses Update Manager! :D

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Comment by tabakis
about Chromium · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -3 Helpful Report as spam

Yep, i find myself installing chrome cause I like the inbuilt PDF reader that's lacking in chromium. It makes quite a difference.

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