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I have Ubuntu 12 in my PC. During installation of useful software, I was looking for browser except Firefox(which is by default browser). Through Ubuntu Software manager, I got Chromium and installed it. Its looks like Google Chrome. Is it the same as Google Chrome?


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marked as duplicate by Oli Dec 20 '13 at 3:04

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No, Chrome and Chromium are different products.

  • Chromium is an fully open-source browser based on code from Google (and many other people, we shouldn't neglect to mention the engine is based on KHTML/Webkit)

  • Chrome embodies much of Chromium but adds proprietary code (Flash player, licensed codecs, etc).


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