Chromium

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 27 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.375.127
  • Total Downloads:
    145,779
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 22, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    18.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    178
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #44 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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Chromium is a sleek, lightweight browser that provides an efficient browsing experience with no unnecessary clutter. We've always been Firefox loyalists ourselves, but Chromium impressed us quite a bit.

To the uninitiated, Chromium's interface may seem rather sparse. There aren't a lot of buttons, and we were momentarily confused by its lack of a search box. With a bit of exploration, though, we soon caught on. We easily imported our bookmarks and other settings from Firefox, allowing us to make a pretty seamless transition. We loved that the search box and address bar are combined into one space; they worked surprisingly well that way. The fact that opening a new tab or window shows a grid of the user's most-visited Web sites is ingenious; getting to your favorite Web destinations has never been faster or easier. In fact, everything about Chromium is fast, from its start-up to the way it handles Web pages. The program's Help file directs users to Google's Chrome Web site, which is fine, as the programs are virtually identical.

Transitioning to a new browser always requires an adjustment period, but overall, we found Chromium to be quite intuitive and pleasurable to use. We didn't have to do a lot of searching for the features that we wanted and, even though it's relatively no-frills, we didn't find ourselves missing anything. Chromium is free. It comes as a zip file and runs after extraction with no need to install. We highly recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Good , just outdated version"

March 21, 2013  |  By yugo70

 |  Version: Chromium 5.0.375.127

Pros

Fast , safe & reliable

Cons

Outdated version

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1 stars

"This ain't 1990"

November 20, 2012  |  By bullywug

 |  Version: Chromium 5.0.375.127

Pros

Well, I guess I quickly was able to determine that it's a total piece of crap.

Cons

No installer

Summary

This ain't 1990 and it's not Linux. If you don't have an installer it better be a beta and you better be giving it exclusively to geeks, not on CNET. This is ridiculous. As far as I can tell no version of Chromium has an installer and while I am aware of how to handle this it shows a blatant lack of attention to details. I will not install something that's decades behind the competition. You guys asked in your reviews why people give this piece of crap a bad review? It's because the developers clearly do not give a crap about their product or at least how it appears and the user experience. Look, if you want a powerful web browser that has all of the features of Chrome (because Google stole them all) then use Opera. It's fast, it won't steal your private information, oh, and IT HAS A FRIGGIN INSTALLER!

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3 stars

"not as good as promised/expected"

April 30, 2012  |  By aleksandragj

 |  Version: Chromium 5.0.375.127

Pros

It is quick (like Chrome)

Cons

It has much fewer possibilities than Chrome and STILL (unlike it was promised) opens many chrome processes, which take much needed space. Since Chrome was doing the same, I switched to Chromium - and with time it gradually started behaving like Chrome. By now, I do not see any advantage it it (it was supposed to be "lite") and I do see drawbacks.

Summary

If you liked Chrome, stay with it. There is no gain in switching to Chromium (though I did not test how much memory each of the two takes....)

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5 stars

"cnet is not giving latest version"

March 03, 2012  |  By Captain_Sha

 |  Version: Chromium 5.0.375.127

Pros

fastest of all, features more than others (that u can get through extensions), lightweight than Google Chrome, open source

Cons

takes more space as compared to Opera, Safari, Sea Monkey and speed difference is not very great

Summary

you should really get this. better than mozilla. however, if u feel its taking to much space (73 MB) download opera (34 MB).

LATEST VERSION is on softpedia. write 'download chromium browser' and you can get 19th or even newer version

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4 stars

"Great when it works"

February 02, 2012  |  By Sally2169

 |  Version: Chromium 5.0.375.127

Pros

Works, fast.

Cons

Buggy, constant issues with it. Has amazing potential but has got a long way to go. Still better than that Chrome garbage.

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5 stars

"Perfect browser, lots of advanced features :)"

January 31, 2012  |  By martin_abc

 |  Version: Chromium 5.0.375.127

Pros

Not many users know it, but Google Chrome is derived from Chromium. I don't understand why so many Chrome users give negative rating to Chromium. It is almost the same application.. Google just adds a few features (updater, flash player,.. and their logo).

There won't be any Google Chrome without Chromium Project.

Cons

........:)

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4 stars

"I generally like Google products, this is no exception"

November 02, 2011  |  By rlg2010

 |  Version: Chromium 5.0.375.127

Pros

Very fast, seemingly stable at this time

Cons

None, so far

Summary

Over a period of time, I will be transitioning to Chromium and Chrome as my sole browser provider

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5 stars

"Love It on of the best"

May 15, 2011  |  By txguy91121

 |  Version: Chromium 5.0.375.127

Pros

Better than ever

Cons

cloud printer doesnt work on my windows phone 7

Summary

overall the best google i have used

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5 stars

"the original for google chrome"

September 16, 2010  |  By crazyaaron1984

 |  Version: Chromium 5.0.375.127

Pros

speed, extentions like adblock and wot
bookmark bar

Cons

nothing i can think of

Summary

best browser out there, though the download on this page is seriously outdated...
go to http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/snapshots/chromium-rel-xp/ for the latest build of chromium and see the browser before it becomes google chrome :)

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4 stars

"great browser testing grounds"

August 10, 2010  |  By master_mind413

 |  Version: Chromium 5.0.375.127

Pros

fast and simple i had no crashes

Cons

not as stable as chrome since it is chrome's testing ground updates frequently in some instances causing issues with extensions but nothing major

Summary

good for testing out but not for stable uses just get Google chrome it is the polished out version of chromium i had no issues with flash on windows 7 like other had supported and im using 64-bit 7 hulu worked fine

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.375.127
Now includes Browser Extensions, Browser Themes, and new Privacy Features.
General
Publisher Free-chrome
Publisher web site http://free-chrome.net
Release Date March 19, 2010
Date Added February 22, 2009
Version 5.0.375.127
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows 7 32-bit, Windows Server 2008, Windows 3.x
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 18.95MB
File Name Chromium.5.0.375.127.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 145,779
Downloads Last Week 178
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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