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Which Chromium browser gets the fastest updates?

Many web browsers are based on the open source Chromium web browser. There is Google Chrome obviously, Opera and Vivaldi, and many, many more including Yandex Browser, SRWare Iron, Slimjet or UC Browser. All of these browsers are based on Chromium, but how fast are they updated when a new Chromium version is published? Is […]

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chrlauncher: custom Chromium downloader, updater and launcher

Chrlauncher is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows that lets you download, update, and launch various Chromium versions. Chromium is the open source part of Google Chrome, and other browsers such as Vivaldi or Opera. Users who want to try out Chromium run into several issues right from the start. First, when it comes […]

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Ungoogled-Chromium removes Google traces from Chromium

Ungoogled-Chromium is a fork of Chromium that puts the focus on privacy and security by removing Google traces and other bits of code from the browser that weaken privacy. The custom browser is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and as source code. Chromium is an open source web browser that Google Chrome and […]


Iridium: privacy-focused Chromium-based browser

Iridium is a privacy-focused modification of the Chromium web browser by members of the Open Source Business Alliance. Chromium is the open source basis for Google Chrome and other browsers such as Opera or Vivaldi. While it ships with less things Google integrated in the browser than Google Chrome, there is still room for improvement […]

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Steam uses insecure, out-of-date Chromium browser

Valve has integrated a custom version of the Chromium web browser in its Steam client that displays web content to Steam users. If the past couple of weeks have shown anything, it is that custom Chromium or Chrome versions are a security risk more often than not. Google analyzed third-party implementations of its Chromium browser […]

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Google’s in hot water after dropping binary code in Chromium for Linux

A Debian bug report indicated on Tuesday that the most recent version of the Chromium browser downloaded a "Chrome Hotword Shared Module" extension as a binary without source code. Further investigation revealed that the extension was linked to "Ok Google", a voice search and actions service that uses the computer's microphone to run commands when […]

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The Best VPN extensions for Google Chrome and Chromium-based browsers

Virtual Private Networks, short VPN, serve a variety of purposes. From providing unfiltered access to contents on the Internet over privacy and security benefits to bypassing country-locks of select services. Regardless of for what it is used for, it works always in the same way. A secure connection is created from the local computer system […]

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Epic Browser: a privacy-focused web browser based on Chromium

Epic Browser is not the first nor will it be the last Chromium-based web browser that aims to improve user privacy. When Google Chrome was released years ago, third party Chromium-based browsers appeared shortly thereafter that offered most of what Chrome had to offer, but without several of the tracking or privacy-invading features that Google's […]

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How Chrome users benefit from Opera Software’s move to Chromium

The Opera web browser is currently available in two different versions, and multiple editions. The legacy Opera 12.x browser is still maintained by the company, but the majority of resources seem to be reserved for the new Chromium-based Opera 15+ browser instead. It is likely that Opera Software will maintain both browser versions for the […]

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UbuntuPhone OS ships with Firefox and Chromium

Two new mobile phone operating systems will  make their debut in 2013. Firefox OS by Mozilla will debut in markets such as Brazil, Spain, Poland or Venezuela starting this Summer, while first devices powered by UbuntuPhone are expected to be available at the end of 2013. Both companies target entry-level markets and customers in the […]

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Yandex browser based on Chromium launches

Yandex has just released version 1.0 of its web browser. The 28 Megabyte download is based on Chromium, and thus not the first spin-off that we have seen appear on the scene. The majority of spin-offs on the other hand are not really that different from the default Chromium browser. Some add privacy related features […]

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Chromium Updater Overview

Chromium is the Open Source part of the Google Chrome browser basically. It is a standalone browser that runs very well on its own, and some users prefer to use it for a variety of reasons. To name some: it gets updates first before they are added to the four Google Browser versions canary, dev, […]

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Chromium Gets GPU Acceleration, Chrome Next

Hardware accelerated rendering seems to be a new web browser trend, as developers of all major browsers have confirmed that their browsers will support it in one form or the other in the future. The latest announcement in this regard came from the Chromium team just two days ago. Google worked on implementing hardware acceleration […]

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Chromium Debuts Labs Feature, Chrome Next

Procedures determine how new features are added to Chromium and the Google browser. They are usually integrated in Chromium first, make their way to the Canary and Dev builds of Google Chrome, then the beta and finally, after some time, into the stable release builds. Features are sometimes not tested enough to be made available […]

Linux Games: Chromium B.S.U.

It's been a long time since I offered up a nice Linux game for the Ghacks audience. So I thought, today I will introduce them to one of my favorite Linux time killers Chromium B.S.U. When I first discovered this game it's original title was simply Chromium. Obviously this was  a serious conflict of interest […]

Chromium Gets Rid Of Windows 7 Taskbar Thumbnails

The feature to display taskbar thumbnails in the Windows 7 operating system was recently added to Chromium and later on to Google Chrome. The taskbar thumbnails were enabled by default with no option to disable them in the web browser. Some users found a way to disable the thumbnail previews by running the Google Chrome […]

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Keep Chromium Up To Date

Chromium is the Open Source project behind Google Chrome. Chromium and Google Chrome have many similarities and it is usually the case that new features are integrated into Chromium first before they make their way into the Google browser. Only Google Chrome specific features, that usually involve Google tools and services, won't necessarily land in […]