Chromium (web browser)

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Chromium 120 running on MacOS Ventura
Chromium 120 running on MacOS Ventura
Initial releaseSeptember 2, 2008; 15 years ago (2008-09-02)
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Written inC, C++, Javascript
  • V8
  • Blink
  • Skia Graphics Engine
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  • Mozilla Public License
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Chromium is a free web browser developed by Google. It works on its own and makes up a large amount of the source code for the Google Chrome browser. The two browsers have always had some differences, such as the lack of DRM, and the ability for other people to make browsers based off of it, as meant by their names: chromium is the metal used to make chrome plating on cars.[1]

Popular browsers based off Chromium[change | change source]


Microsoft Edge

Yandex Browser


Avast Secure Browser

Samsung Browser


References[change | change source]

  1. "Welcome to Chromium". September 2008.