What do you like best?
- The loading speed
- The extra privacy it offers (less data sent to 3rd parties)
- The extra speed it offers, due to less bloatware
- The fact that the upcoming core browser features usually comes to chromium first, rather than chrome
- The development tools
- The ability to create workspaces, which allows me to work on my project right inside the browser, where they are intended to be used)
- The cache's behavior
- The stability is relatively good, considering we are talking about a browser version that most of the time is a nightly build
- The tooling it provides for performance optimization / analytics
- The lack of excessive branding
What do you dislike?
- The fact that even though it supports most of the Chrome's functionality and commodities
- The update process can sometimes turn out to be pretty tedious
- The instability (on Windows / Mac)
- The sync ability
- The lack of AAC, MP3 and H.264 support
Recommendations to others considering the product:
If you are either concerned about your privacy, or want to use a a great development browser that does not require any kind of installation, you can be sure that chromium will fit the bill, specially if you're using linux.
However, If you are either using Windows, or are in need for a browser which you also intend to use for entertainment purposes, I would not recommend it. With all that said, please keep in mind that Chromium does not want to be the same as Chrome. Chrome is basically an enhanced, friendlier version of Chromium.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
- I am mainly using chromium whenever I need to get something done quickly, and I find myself in need of a good browser, with good support for the latest standards