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    Open Source Google Chrome Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Google Chrome for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best open source Windows alternative is Mozilla Firefox. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Chrome and many of them are open source and available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source Windows alternatives to Google Chrome are Brave (Free, Open Source), Tor Browser (Free, Open Source), Chromium (Free, Open Source) and Waterfox (Free, Open Source).

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    1. 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.
      Mozilla Firefox vs Google Chrome opinions
      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.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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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.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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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.
      Positive comment 27 days ago

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      I like how firefox does not force you to use google as search engine. chrome forces you to use google if you want to have pinned shortcuts on the hompage. extensions such as video downloading extensions work much better on firefox. google does not let extensions to download videos from youtube.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

      0
      TheReptileBoy This is a really good web browser instead of Google Chrome!
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

      0
      r2_d1000 Probably the best browser there is. Much better than Chrome. It is configured for privacy and is very fast. Also, Mozilla does a much better job than Google at making sure that no malicious extensions get into their store.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      2
      israreloaded It's backed by a non-profit, unlike spy-business Google
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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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.
      Brave vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Brave is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      Brave is fast and has many built in features that are great
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

      9
      It provides the same user experience without the bloated feeling.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

      8
      CatarinaTeles While it shares 99% of chrome code base, it as advertisements enabled by default
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

      2
      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.
      Negative comment 3 months ago

      0
      It's faster and better in every possible way!
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      0
      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.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      0
      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.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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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...
      Tor Browser vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Tor Browser is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      It blocks prying eyes and is much more secure. IT is the most private browser currently...
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

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      termoyer It's one of the best browsers in terms of privacy. It routes your traffic over around 3-5 tor-points before it reaches the intended server. So your IP and other browser information is not directly visible to anyone.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      15
      Way less secure than normal browsers when used regularly like when logging into accounts
      Top negative comment  6 months ago

      1
      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.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      1
      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      -1
      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
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      -1
      Slow, but secure and private.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. 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.
      Chromium vs Google Chrome opinions
      Most users think Chromium is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      bohdanfetso It's more lighter then chrome and have all functions of it
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      10
      User2778798 Without the google branding, it is the same efficient code.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      5
      nao_robot Can't play video and login into a few services but otherwise fine
      Comment 5 months ago

      0
      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!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      -1
      taactap2 Origin of Google Chrome. It's open-source and completely safe.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      number "ONE" reason, it is opensource.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      UltraProgrammer Open source, slightly more respective of privacy
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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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.
      Waterfox vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Waterfox is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      jakubabayomitsimbukondo 64-bit, open source, lightning fast & private.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      6
      User2778798 64-bit build of Firefox code. Usually up-to-date.
      Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago

      4
      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.
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

      8
      tibbe not chromium based, so by using this instead of chrome you give google less control over the web.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      0
      VasudeoSinha Waterfox is a all in one thing.It can hadle chrome, microsoft edge as well as firefox extensions
      Positive comment 8 months ago

      0
      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It is private and secure, open source and it doesn't have telemetry data collection
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      -1
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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!.
      Pale Moon vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Pale Moon is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
      krbngls It's the old Firefox!!! Loved it!
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

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    7. A Google Chromium variant for removing Google integration and enhancing privacy, control, and transparency
      Ungoogled Chromium vs Google Chrome opinions
      Most users think Ungoogled Chromium is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
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      ddoron Almost identical with modifications to remove google's reach.
      Top positive comment  over 5 years ago

      6
      best alternative if u like chrome, but want to surf secure and without google
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      5
      No proper executable (exe) file to install it, you should compile it to be able to install Ungoogled Chromium on Windows.
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

      6
      Ungoogled Chromium removes every google stuff that makes it a good browser for privacy and security
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      0
      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!
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      1
      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.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      0
      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.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    8. 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.
      Firefox Developer Edition vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Firefox Developer Edition is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
      9y0xwefhpw significantly faster than any other browser I have tried
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      7
      Firefox Dev Edition gives the basic features of all browsers, a wide variety of plugins and add-ons and also very excellent developer tools.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      4
      Firefox is a privacy focused browser
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      0
      Customizable with additional dev tools
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      0
    9. Firefox Nightly is the development (alpha) release channel of Mozilla Firefox .
      Firefox Nightly vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Firefox Nightly is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
      karaboungalos The future Firefox, but less secure. Still better than Chrome.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago

      11
    10. Falkon, formerly QupZilla, is a QtWebEngine based cross-platform web browser.
      Falkon vs Google Chrome opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Falkon is a great alternative to Google Chrome.
      RonBowman Starts quickly, makes browsing easy.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      4
      Fast and easy to use,perfect to be used on old systems
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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