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    Chromium vs Google Chrome. (Any difference at all?)

    Just wondering if anyone knows what the difference is between Google Chrome, and Chromium.

    As far as I can tell, the only difference is the colors of the logo, and the name.

    Did Google actually do anything?

    Or did they just slap their name on it?

    Not that I think its a bad thing.

    Just curious.

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    Re: Chromium vs Google Chrome. (Any difference at all?)

    Quote Originally Posted by cbanakis View Post
    Just wondering if anyone knows what the difference is between Google Chrome, and Chromium.

    As far as I can tell, the only difference is the colors of the logo, and the name.

    Did Google actually do anything?

    Or did they just slap their name on it?

    Not that I think its a bad thing.

    Just curious.
    no flash or pdf in chromium by default. you can install both the pdf and flash though really easily at least in arch. i actually find chromium faster.
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: Chromium vs Google Chrome. (Any difference at all?)

    This is the page I always point people to:

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Googl...o-140060.shtml
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    Re: Chromium vs Google Chrome. (Any difference at all?)

    Google's Chrome comes with Flash (and not the legacy that's in the Ubuntu repositories - Google provides newer Flash). That's the biggest difference.

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    Re: Chromium vs Google Chrome. (Any difference at all?)

    The sad thing is, I prefer Chrome because the icon is prettier

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    Re: Chromium vs Google Chrome. (Any difference at all?)

    Quote Originally Posted by rft183 View Post
    The sad thing is, I prefer Chrome because the icon is prettier
    google image search google chrome icon and then replace the chromium icon with the downloaded image
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: Chromium vs Google Chrome. (Any difference at all?)

    chromium is the completely open-source project which Google use for their Chrome browser. With additions of proprietary flash player, pdf, etc, like others have stated above.

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    Re: Chromium vs Google Chrome. (Any difference at all?)

    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
    no flash or pdf in chromium by default. you can install both the pdf and flash though really easily at least in arch. i actually find chromium faster.
    Pdf was the major reason I switched to Chrome instead of Chromium. I don't know about Arch, but in Ubuntu, it was easier to install Chrome than it was to figure out how to get pdf's working in Chromium. I'm not an extreme FOSS freak, so I'd rather have a browser where everything I need just works, especially fundamental things like pdf and flash.
    Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. - Dr. Seuss

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    Re: Chromium vs Google Chrome. (Any difference at all?)

    Quote Originally Posted by forrestcupp View Post
    Pdf was the major reason I switched to Chrome instead of Chromium. I don't know about Arch, but in Ubuntu, it was easier to install Chrome than it was to figure out how to get pdf's working in Chromium. I'm not an extreme FOSS freak, so I'd rather have a browser where everything I need just works, especially fundamental things like pdf and flash.
    me either i just wanted to install as few packages outside the official repos as possible. to get pdf working in chrome i just had to install a package called chromium-stable-libpdf. Not sure if that's available in ubunutu since i haven't tried.
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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