SRWare Iron, or simply Iron, is a fork of the free and open-source web browser Chromium.
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What is SRWare Iron?
SRWare Iron, or simply Iron, is a fork of the free and open-source web browser Chromium , of which Google Chrome is a fork of. Iron primarily aims to eliminate usage tracking and other privacy violating functionality that Chrome includes. SRware bundles a simplistic hosts-based BLOCKer.
You can also install Chrome extensions and themes on Iron.
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Recent user activities on SRWare Iron
- POX added SRWare Iron as alternative(s) to Arc from The Browser Company
- POX added SRWare Iron as alternative(s) to Foo Screen
- Danilo_Venom added SRWare Iron as alternative(s) to Silk Browser
Fast and effective on a chrome engine. I rate 5/5
Finds content fairly quickly, doesn't crash and runs smoothly.
I gave this project a second try and it still looks too shady/unclear for me. First and foremost, are its sources really can be found only on Rapidshare and their "Download permission denied by uploader" or I am missing something here? What kind of opensource is that?
Second, it rarely gets updated, but when it does, new versions can ship with odd bugs, a bugs that do not actually exist in Chrome. One of such was not working tooltips (a pieces of text that appear when you hover over a tab, a button, or an image (on a webpage) with filled 'title' attribute).
Third, when I tried to report that bug at the official forum, my post would never get approved.
I don't really like Chrome either, but I'd say avoid Iron anyway. Switch to Firefox -- which is (I guess) a real open source and, with version 27, just as fast as Chromium, -- or to whatever other browser.
Runs nicely, but I don't see the particular perks. Gosh knows their built in Ad-blocker isn't one of them.
Pretty solid web browser
There is nothing better or substantially different from chromium builds.
SRware site is loaded with 3rd party ads not blocked by "their" mind numbingly simplistic host block list that is invoked with the update checks.
Comodo Dragon (Chrome) versus SRWare Iron (Chrome) versus Internet Explorer 10 – Browsers speed test
Tests and results by order (best to worst)
Acid 3: All OK OK OK OK Sun Spider: IE, Iron, Dragon Octane: Iron, Dragon, IE Mozila Kraken: Iron, Dragon, IE Webvizbench: IE, Iron, Dragon Browsermark: Iron, Dragon, IE