This is the free, open-source browser software that's behind Google's Chrome browser. You can browse the web with Chromium without having to worry about being tracked. Chromium is an open-source browser project that provides a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.
Google Chrome has really produced a great browser, but adoption of that browser has been moderately slowed down because of Google's openness about privacy and the lack of insight people have on where their data is being sent and how it is being used. With Chromium, you're able to take advantage of the great speed of the Google Chrome browser without having to worry about where your browsing habits are being sent because the source of this project is fully viewable.
One advantage of using the Chromium browser is the fast speed and its minimalistic design. It features a very sleek tabbed-layout with options and support for addons. By default, the releases of Chromium should support Vorbis, Theora and WebM codecs and fully supports HTML5 and CSS3. As for being standards-compliant, Chromium scores a perfect 100/100 for being able to render pages exactly how they should be as defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (or the WC3).
Other plugins popular among Internet users are also available in Chromium. Though Google Chrome did come with Adobe Flash and Chromium didn't, in our tests the newest versions of Chromium did support Adobe Flash so that wasn't a problem.
As a side note, if you already do have Google Chrome installed, Chromium will try to grab and install all of your preferences and addons from the Google Chrome installation.
Overall, using Chromium provides a very good user experience and might make overall adoption of Chrome/Chromium higher when people realize that Chromium actually does provide a fast, safe and PRIVATE way of browsing the web. Chrome vs. Chromium? We'd choose the latter every day of the week. Happy browsing!
Chromium Browser 64bit is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from internet browsers without restrictions. Chromium Browser 64bit 38.0.2121.0 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Chromium.
We have tested Chromium x64 Setup 38.0.2121.0 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]