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Chromium icon A safer, faster, reliable, and more stable web browser for a better Internet experience

Chromium is an open source and portable web browser application that provides users with some of the latest and greatest web technologies and functionality. It is the project on which the well-known Google Chrome software is based on. It is a platform-independent application that has been successfully tested under Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

An open-source version of Google Chrome

By default, it runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, but it’s not distributed as binary packages like Google Chrome. Because of this, it is not so popular among novice users who tend to download and install the Google Chrome web browser instead. The truth is, that except for Google's brand, click-through licensing terms, auto-update mechanism, usage-tracking, and bundling of the Adobe Flash Player plugin, they are the same application.

Google Chome is based on Chromium

It is also a known fact that most new computers users never heard of Chromium, not to mention the fact that Google Chrome, which they use and love so much, is based on this open source and actively developed project. Because of this, we want to remind everyone who wants to have the latest features and new functionality implemented in their Google Chrome web browser, that they should use Chromium instead.

Offers Google Chrome's default functionality

Because we have already reviewed the Google Chrome web browser, we can’t describe here all the features of the Chromium application, as it provides almost the same functionality. For example, users will be able to search Google directly from the address bar, browser the web incognito, and access their most visited websites from the new tab page.

We recommend to use Mozilla Firefox

Just like Google Chrome, the Chromium web browser includes the sync service for backing up all of your passwords, bookmarks, browsing history, web apps, add-ons, themes, opened tabs and autofill data across multiple devices. Unfortunately, being exactly like the Google Chrome browser, Chromium also proved to be a poor product for our web needs, and we feel obliged to recommend Mozilla Firefox instead.

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Chromium was reviewed by Marius Nestor
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