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Chromium

Chromium is the open-source browser project from which Google Chrome takes its source.

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  1.  PortableChromium can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsChromium can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.

Chromium information

  • Developed byGoogle Inc.
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.2 (21 ratings)
  • Alternatives182 alternatives listed

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Our users have written 29 comments and reviews about Chromium, and it has gotten 1079 likes

Chromium was added to AlternativeTo by cursedangel on and this page was last updated .

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blejd
  
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Chromium may look just like Chrome with a different icon and, for the most part, it is, but it's more geared towards "power users" and for open-source projects. The most significant differences are Chromium being less annoying with warnings (when using custom extensions for instance), it doesn't silently install any auto updaters and it has fewer user tracking features (no RLZ). And of course, you can modify it, but the codebase is so huge and complicated, it's most likely not worth it.

If you'd like to try it, I highly recommend downloading an unofficial build with all the auvio/video codecs built in from here: chromium.woolyss.com

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thanosapostolou
  
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I am using ubuntu 64bit (on my desktop) and 32bit (on my old laptop) and chromium works perfectly. With the package adobe-flashplugin flash works even at my 32bit system (really important since google stopped 32bit builds). It comes with chromium pdf reader plugin enabled by default (at least on ubuntu, I'm not sure about other distros). There is also the package chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra on Ubuntu for restricted codecs support (I'm guessing something similar will exist on other distros), so you have all the functionality that chrome has with the benefits of being an opensource project!!!

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canerozdemir
  
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Google will limit the capability of adblock extensions drastically especially for uBlock Origin with their manifest v3 which includes radical changes like 30k filter limit and disabling dynamic filters. I will not recommend it anymore, it became an evil and and starting to become a considerable threat to open source world and security within privacy of users.

Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave and so much alternatives have all same feature sets and maybe even more. Like better developer tools and better extension support in Firefox, VPN and Turbo support in Opera, better theme customization in Vivaldi etc.

Google Chrome have become just a habit for most of users but its abilities are not greater than alternatives. They rely on it just like Internet Explorer relied it years ago.

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TBayAreaPat
  
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Download site says :"This is a raw build of Chromium for Windows x64, right off trunk. It may be tremendously buggy. Consider Chrome Canary or Dev Channel for a build that regularly auto-updates to latest." Chrome Canary? (needs to be added to Alternativeto).

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ab1
  
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ab1
  
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Users can't order downloads. Downloads don't have priorities.

Users can pause downloads as workaround.

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ab1
  
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Chromium from https://download-chromium.appspot.com will pretend to be a regular Chrome in User Agent!

Chrome instead of Chromium.

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