Chromium

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Bharath V.
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"It's amazingly fast and got nice features of extensions"

What do you like best?

Small in size and fast and the way it keeps up with the pace of technology innovation. Allowing People to work on the extensions and having a system in place to grow the development community as well. It's always my go to browser. Developer tools that are available with Chrome is another thing that I really like. It's very helpful for my testing team to look at the errors, api responses and recommendations that come out of the tool is simply awesome.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes my default search gets changed to some website which I didn't intend to do. I don't have control on changing it back and always have to manually change it. If there is a way to avoid this hurdle would be great help for me. Coming to the Chromium OS, the branding and usage has to be worked on even more than the current market share they have. I have a small experience overall with Chromium OS.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are planning to use for Developer tools, storing confidential information and making your life faster would be a nice tool to start using. I would definitely recommend Chromium over other browsers. I've have used a small bit of Chromium OS but over all Chromium project is going in the right direction with it's developer community.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Excellent for Browsing, with extensions - taking screenshots, bookmarking, storing passwords. This has been a real help for me which I leverage every day. Developer tools.

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Andrew S.
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"chromium is my favourite web browser"

What do you like best?

Chromium is my favourite 100% of my internet time browser. Despite it is very popular worldwide it was my favourite web browser long before it; using it as web IDE / testing / development tool also.

I am currently using latest development build for linux x64 directly updating from chromium developers site and with custom bash wrapper with plenty commandline flags to fine-tune and optimize for browser experience and development pusrposes.

Chromium supports all latest tecnlogies and standards, it is important for those who expect "something new" every day. Chromium is extremely secure to even forget about browser security issues with web-sites and content, some additional settings and filters are applied by extensions.

What do you dislike?

I think high RAM consumption is a small disadvantage, especially along with flash videos, but as soon as flash will be deprecated it is not a problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just use chromium. It has tons of features.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1. full stack development with chrome devloper tools

2. access to advanced technologies like webvr, webgl, webrtc, html5

What Browser solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Alex P.
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"Great browser, specially for developers"

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

Kelvin S.
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"User of Chrome in a Corporate Environment"

What do you like best?

It's fast, stable, and allows multi-tasking very effectively. Opening multiple-tabs doesn't slow down overall too much at all.

What do you dislike?

When opening too many tabs, the titles of the tabs can be difficult to read.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ensure that the corporate security guidelines allow extensions to be used to maximize the benefits of using Chrome/Chromium

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All internal intranet applications will work as designed on Chrome. Rather then IE.

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"I love it!!"

What do you like best?

Chromium does not track my browsing history unlike Chrome. I can install pretty much everything from any source. It has the latest updates

What do you dislike?

I cant play videos from Netflix or Youtube. Can't open PDFs.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If enabling media in Chromium is worked on, with automating updates, I am sure it will be way better than Chrome and the audience base will increase with the enhanced security features being implemented.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is much more latest when compared to other browsers, with latest changes that I can use. I can decompile, reverse engineer, or use the source code to build my own project

UC
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"If you value privacy over experience, Chromium is for you"

What do you like best?

Chromium shares the same DNA as Google Chrome, which means that the browsing experience is very similar (both browsers use the same rendering engine and the same JavaScript engine), while privacy concerns are mostly addressed due to the lack of activity tracking.

What do you dislike?

Privacy comes at a price. No automatic updates (unless you're running Linux), and no automated updates for Flash. On top of that, not all plugins work. With a bit of digging around, you can get it to the same level of versatility as its younger brother, but that requires time and effort.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Chromium is a good browser. If you value privacy and don't mind encountering the odd plugin required/not supported issue, I strongly recommend using it as your daily browser, especially if you're using Linux. For Windows/OSX the experience is a little poorer, but still completely serviceable.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm able to do all the work I need to do online with Chromium. A web browser is something you don't really notice, unless it's bad, and Chromium is definitely not bad. I can browse the web, use all sorts of web apps without even thinking about it. And even though I'm not terribly worried about privacy, it's good to know an extra layer is there.

D. Marshall L.
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"Google Chrome Quickly Overtook Firefox and Definitely Internet Explorer as the Go-To Browser For All"

What do you like best?

Google Chrome's (Chromium's) speed and security prove unrivaled compared to the other "majors" like Internet Explorer and Firefox. Moreover, the ecosystem of plugins, extensions, and themes is far superior to other web browsers. This truly is a browser that can appeal to the most casual Internet user, all the way to a professional developer.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike. It doesn't come pre-installed on every computer, so there's that.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just use it. There's no competing web browser that is nearly as good.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it for personal browsing and business "browsing" along with the primary tool when I develop websites. It's very quick development policy on adopting the newest browser standards and being standards-compliant allows me to also use these standards when developing web applications.

UC
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"My Experience with Chromium"

What do you like best?

The ease of use, the developer tools and the fact that as a web dev, it's easier to review your pages on Chromium.

What do you dislike?

The cache function. There should be an option to temporarily switch of chaching so that when you're developing, you don't need to empty the cache every time you create or make changes to a style sheet.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a good product and I can recommend anybody to use it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

certain bottlenecks within the process flow as well as licensing issues.

CI
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"Chrome of Linux"

What do you like best?

Familiar well known browser in somewhat new desktop environment. TO be able to import bookmarks linked to gmail account.

What do you dislike?

nothing yet actually, a few applications dont like chrome or chromium such as vsphere admin panel

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

helps to linux migration projects easy to implement

Spandana K.
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"Chromium new generation web"

What do you like best?

It is fast and easy to use.

Good UI design

Easy to adapt

Cache name “Chromium”

Double logo gives unique design

What do you dislike?

I never disliked it

More advertising is required to get into the hands of many people

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Robotics process automation

Bharatkumar O.
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"Very crisp"

What do you like best?

A good way of handling UX components on a detailed level along with developer tools

What do you dislike?

Nothing .. It is a superb tool for all the developers and also business for fintech.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

On the fly issue identifications

Akshay P.
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"Wonderful"

What do you like best?

Look and feel

Features

Open-source

Secure

What do you dislike?

Eats lot of RAM

Does not support common media formats and codecs

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Browsing

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"ive been using it on linux"

What do you like best?

similarity with google chrome and ease to use it

What do you dislike?

I actually like google products so chromium is similar to chrome so its fine

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

just using it normally as browser

UI
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"Very simple. Very powerful"

What do you like best?

Has the power of Chrome behind it. The way Chrome/chromium has been architected mean it should be very stable and quick. - in test the is very true. great OS. However still needs a lot more to be used for heavy business use

What do you dislike?

If you have many tabs open it slows down massively.

Also If you don't have an internet connection there isn't much you can do.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have it on your machine keep with it.

I cannot see using it on a big powerful desktop

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