Friday, August 17, 2012

Google Chrome vs. Chromium

Google Chrome
Google Chrome is a leading browser that currently controlling about 33% of browser market. Firefox is second and Internet Explores, the third.
Some still swear by the OSX iphone, iTab and iMax that Safari is the best browser, that the whole universe should use it.

Alright. Make it a bit complicated then.


But as far as Safari and Chrome are concerned, actually it is all started in 1998 when an open source desktop environment project by the name of KDE designed the browser platform engine called 'WebKit' to be used primarily by a browser within KDE, Konqueror. If you are the user of a Unix-like operating system such as Linux, Unix, and BSD variances, you sure familiar with all these names.
The WebKit engine is the source code of Safari until now. What you see as Safari is the graphical  eye candy that creates an expensive feeling along with the needs of paying for nearly everything as long as you are on Apple. It is 100% sure Webkit running in the underlying background.

Then Google joined the foray in 2005. Using the same WebKit engine, it designed a browser called 'Google Chrome' on the top of that. But shortly after, it realized that the WebKit is an open source initiative. Means, for everything that it takes and benefit from WebKit, it should give back to the community. Therefore, Google initiated an open source project by the name of 'Chromium Project', and  still using WebKit.

On the other hand, every version of Google Chrome are actually the stable version of Chromium.

But if you use Chromium, you will notice that it uses less less resources and running quite faster than Chrome, Primarily this is because Chromium does not includes Google proprietary and tracking software in it. And if you quite a computer savvy person that always updating your machine, Chromium is definitely the answer, because they release new version known as snapshot on daily basis. There are a new version everyday.

You can get daily Chromium from HERE.


  1. E. Arimi kter x nak wat posting sampai 1 sept ........ XP

  2. Slm Irna. Yang tangguh sampai 1 Sep tu ialah posting2 pada blog saya yg satu lagi. Yg ini jalan terus jeww sis. Mesti sibuk dengan persedian menyambut lebaran ni kan .... Apa2 pun semoga riang gembira di hari raya .... :)

  3. agree, chromium is the best