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The best open source alternative to Google Chrome is Mozilla Firefox. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Chrome and loads of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Google Chrome are Brave, Tor Browser, Chromium and Waterfox.

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    Mozilla Firefox

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    Firefox is a cross-platform web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Firefox is a popular product, used in over 50 languages and available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedMozilla Firefox is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableMozilla Firefox is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMozilla Firefox can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Block TrackersMozilla Firefox has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ PortableMozilla Firefox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Picture in PictureMozilla Firefox allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMozilla Firefox supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    Almost everyone thinks Mozilla Firefox is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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    bumba

    Highly customizable, open and libre, care about privacy. Made on non-profit.

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    Firefox allows far more control over your privacy than does Chrome (or even Chromium on which Chrome is based). Not jut because it doesn't come with Google stuff embedded, but also because it allows complete control over things like webRTC (which can leak info about your IP address, hardware), whereas Chrome/Chromium and related browsers don't have this control.

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    ya_Bob_Jonez

    I've been using it for over 5 years and never got disappointed: super customizable, actually cares about your privacy, and most importantly for me, this screenshot feature is marvelous!

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    I like Mozilla Firefox 'coz it's the last alternative :-\

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    pelicanowl

    I like that this browser is open source and not trying to profit off of your data. It is highly customizable by its nature, fast and privacy focused

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    LinuxDoge

    Easy to use. You can make it extremely secure using one file. Perfect extension support. All the features of Chrome, without being a data harvester.

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    custome_xearch

    By default it is not private. If you are using firefox for its privacy you have to harden it. If you don't want to go through the process of hardening it then you can use librewolf which is a firefox fork and is pre-hardened. Just disable "clear cookies when librewolf closes" in librewolf settings or add exceptions per website. Or your cookies will be cleared and you will be logged out everytime you close librewolf. I use librewolf and would highly recommend it in place of firefox.

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  2. Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedBrave is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Block TrackersBrave has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingBrave will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBrave can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Built-in VPNBrave has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeBrave supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableBrave is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    It's faster and better in every possible way!

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    karaboungalos

    It's kinda like Chrome but WAY more private.

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    CatarinaTeles

    While it shares 99% of chrome code base, it as advertisements enabled by default

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    ya_Bob_Jonez

    Way too advertised, basically another Chromium-like browser.

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    tibbe

    based on chromium and blink, so if you go from chrome to brave, you don't really give google less control over the we, but the build in tor feature is nice functionality, which I think Firefox should have too.

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    tobin24

    Brave is very similar to Chrome, but with some other great features like a built in ad blocker and a way to earn or donate crypto.

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    Brave supports, TOR, has it's own built in crypto you an use to support creators or websites that have signed up to receive it, built in adblock that is very powerful, best browser there is.

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  3. The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning...

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedTor Browser is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Built-in VPNTor Browser has a built-in VPN feature that enhances your privacy and allows you to browse the web from anywhere.
    ⚫︎ Block TrackersTor Browser has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
    ⚫︎ PortableTor Browser can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    It blocks prying eyes and is much more secure. IT is the most private browser currently...

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    karaboungalos

    It's Firefox + being completely anonymous! I think that says it all.

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    Way less secure than normal browsers when used regularly like when logging into accounts

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    LinuxDoge

    You could use Tor-Browser every day. It is extremely hardened and you should think about running a relay, as you would otherwise suck a lot of resources of good People. It is hardened Firefox, you can add Addons (warning: they can deanonymize you!), Search engines, collect bookmarks, set the homepage, and a lot more.

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    Inherently slower than chrome, but by far the most private browsing experiance one can have. Used by lots of anti-censorship organisations and journalists, among others.

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    Emiran

    It's Give You True Anonymity On The Internet, Great Security, Built-In VPN, Clear Search History When You Exit TOR, You Should Give It A Try.

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    Sandro_Linux

    I like Tor Browser as an alternative to Google Chrome because it helps you protect your privacy and is open source and is backed by a non-profit

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    Chromium

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    Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web.

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

    It's more lighter then chrome and have all functions of it

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    User2778798

    Without the google branding, it is the same efficient code.

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    kelsonv

    Same engine, same experience, mostly the same features as Chrome, but without being tied directly into Google services.

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    nao_robot

    Can't play video and login into a few services but otherwise fine

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    Emiran

    Chromium Is The Closest Alternative To Google, With Some Security Features Like No Search, It's Kinda Messed Up, But You Should Give It Try, Chromium Is Also Ranked To Be The Best Browser For Linux!

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    taactap2

    Origin of Google Chrome. It's open-source and completely safe.

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    number "ONE" reason, it is opensource.

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  5. Waterfox is a high performance browser based on the Mozilla platform. Made specifically for 64-Bit systems, Waterfox has one thing in mind: speed.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedWaterfox is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableWaterfox is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableWaterfox can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsWaterfox can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    64 bit for Windows 10 Pro. Fast, lots of extensions, tabs, themes, stable...

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    jakubabayomitsimbukondo

    64-bit, open source, lightning fast & private.

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    Compared to Firefox (from where it was forked on), Waterfox looks pretty dated and some extensions refuses to be installed due to this -- depending on what extension you want, you may have troubles.

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    tibbe

    not chromium based, so by using this instead of chrome you give google less control over the web.

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    VasudeoSinha

    Waterfox is a all in one thing.It can hadle chrome, microsoft edge as well as firefox extensions

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    Emiran

    Sorry For Waterfox Fans, I Will Not Say That Waterfox Is A Good Alternative, Waterfox Disables Many Firefox Secuirty Features, And This Could Be Dangerous.

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    It is private and secure, open source and it doesn't have telemetry data collection

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  6. Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and customization. Make sure to get the most out of your browser!.

    ⚫︎ LightweightPale Moon consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedPale Moon is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ CustomizablePale Moon is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortablePale Moon can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPale Moon can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    krbngls

    It's the old Firefox!!! Loved it!

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  7. A Google Chromium variant for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedUngoogled Chromium is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsUngoogled Chromium can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ PortableUngoogled Chromium can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    ddoron

    Almost identical with modifications to remove google's reach.

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    best alternative if u like chrome, but want to surf secure and without google

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    Image and video quality are bad due to the fact it's missing tons of proprietary codecs and plugins. It doesn't matter if you put a video quality in 4K, it still looks like 420p and edges look harsh and not full quality.

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    Ungoogled Chromium removes every google stuff that makes it a good browser for privacy and security

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    onkoe

    It is like Brave in that it has all the features of Chrome without the Google connections, but unlike Brave in that it has absolutely no bloatware included. Ungoogled-Chromium is my favorite Chromium-based browser!

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    For Windows there is only a ZIP file, where's the exe file? Also, I have found no way to update it. From where would you download the extensions since the Chrome Web Store is broken? Proprietary codecs and DRM are also other problems in this browser.

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    No proper executable (exe) file to install it, you should compile it to be able to install Ungoogled Chromium on Windows.

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  8. Firefox Developer Edition icon

    Firefox Developer Edition

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    Firefox Developer Edition brings you latest features, fast performance, and the development tools you need to build for the open web. Its powerful development tools will extend your ability to work across multiple platforms from one place.

    ⚫︎ PortableFirefox Developer Edition can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Block TrackersFirefox Developer Edition has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
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    9y0xwefhpw

    significantly faster than any other browser I have tried

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    Firefox Dev Edition gives the basic features of all browsers, a wide variety of plugins and add-ons and also very excellent developer tools.

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    Firefox is a privacy focused browser

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    Customizable with additional dev tools

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  9. Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing in one application. Itis built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies Thunderbird and is the base for the Firefox browser.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableSeaMonkey is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSeaMonkey consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedSeaMonkey is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ PortableSeaMonkey can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSeaMonkey can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    SeaMonkey vs Google Chrome opinions
    Most users think SeaMonkey is a great alternative to Google Chrome.

    More privacy, more user control of how the browser functions, More technical interface, includes a web authoring and editing tool, integrated with email, and doesn't report home to Google.

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    hasanyildiz

    Web-browser, advanced e-mail, newsgroup and feed client, IRC chat, and HTML editing in one application. Itis built on the open source Mozilla Gecko engine, the same code which underlies Thunderbird and is the base for the Firefox browser.

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    Sandro_Linux

    Seamonkey is a internet suite which is like a swiss army knife giving you more control and it is open source and does not track you like Google do

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    Open source that runs on all normal platforms. Features are what were in the original Netscape Navigator. Updated to today's HTML etc.

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    krbngls

    Made by Mozilla. That says it all.

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  10. Falkon, formerly QupZilla, is a QtWebEngine based cross-platform web browser.

    ⚫︎ LightweightFalkon consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableFalkon can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFalkon can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Almost everyone thinks Falkon is a great alternative to Google Chrome.

    Fast and easy to use,perfect to be used on old systems

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    RonBowman

    Starts quickly, makes browsing easy.

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