Chromium is the open-source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code. The browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some major differences.
Most importantly, Chromium lacks an update mechanism, therefore any security patches applied to the source code lack from a user’s copy of Chromium.
To enjoy them, users need to manually download the latest version. The Chromium Project takes its name from the element chromium, the metal from which chrome plating is made.
Google’s intention, as expressed in the developer documentation, was that Chromium would be the name of the open-source project and that the final product name would be Chrome.
Common Chromium/Chrome issues and how to easily solve them
- Can’t uninstall Chromium? Try these quick solutions
- What to do if Chrome didn’t shut down correctly [Full Fix]
- Images aren’t displaying in Chrome? Here’s how to fix that
- Browser does not support iFrames [Chrome, Firefox]
- FIX: Google Chrome unable to load elf.dll
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