Chromium Reviews

Been using Chromium as a primary browser for 2 years

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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:


I like it better...

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I personally like Chromium a bit more than I do Google Chrome or any of the other ones based off the Chromium source code, and since it doesn't come with all the propriety software Google loads into Chrome, it allows me to customise what I use to replace it, or if I need it at all.



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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!!!


It is opensource and free from...

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I consider him the best Internet-browser. It is opensource and free from Google Chrome.


On Android you can not install extensions!

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Which leaves us undefended against google's vomit called ADS

That's a serious problem and a NO-GO to me. I stick with Firefox till they change their 'here-u-go-jerk-i-puke-in your-face' tactic.

Easiest way to try on Android (not every version supports it):



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Although it's fast at the beginning, it gets slow after a while.


it was never as good as Google Chrome

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because the updates come very late, yet it seems that they stopped it completely.

The latest version of Chromium you can download is 18.0.1025.168~r134367 which is offered on Ubuntu 12.04 Software-Center; at the moment Chrome 21.0.1180.57 is up-to-date


That could be a Linux problem. I have heard similar stories of Linux Mint 10 thinking that Firefox's latest was 3.6
I recommend upgrading to a newer Ubuntu just because 12.04 has LTS doesn't mean it is any better