chromium VS brave-browser

Compare chromium vs brave-browser and see what are their differences.

chromium

The official GitHub mirror of the Chromium source (by chromium)

brave-browser

Brave browser for Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows. (by brave)
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chromium brave-browser
224 1,368
18,022 16,911
2.5% 1.6%
10.0 9.9
5 days ago 4 days ago
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BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License Mozilla Public License 2.0
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Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.

chromium

Posts with mentions or reviews of chromium. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-03-06.
  • Demystifying the Shadow DOM
    1 project | news.ycombinator.com | 9 Apr 2024
    One of the unexpected use of shadow DOMs for me was a document generated for image resource URLs [1], because the HTML standard apparently specifies the exact DOM structure of the generated document except for the `` element [2].

    [1] https://github.com/chromium/chromium/blob/f02ca73/third_part...

    [2] https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/document-lifecycle.ht...

  • Detect when your installed Chrome extensions have changed owners
    8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Mar 2024
    Recently my favorite open source mouse gestures extension SmartUp Gestures was taken over by some shady entity (with github no longer being updated of course).

    I opened Chrome ticket that they should ask to re-enable extension when ownership changes. They just closed the ticket replying with this link:

    https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/main/extens...

    :(

  • Supermium – Chromium fork for Win 2003 and newer
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Mar 2024
    Hmm. It looks like files with the .lnk or .pif file extension can only be downloaded on a user gesture: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/39841e54180...

    So it can't be done silently. Although, I do wish the type was marked "DANGEROUS" a la dll files.

  • New Linux glibc flaw lets attackers get root on major distros
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Feb 2024
    On Linux, Chromium uses setuid or user namespaces to restrict the access of sandboxed components and seccomp-bpf to reduce the kernel attack surface.

    Check out the Chromium docs on this topic: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/HEAD/docs/l...

  • Microsoft Edge ignores user wishes, slurps tabs from Chrome without permission
    7 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 31 Jan 2024
    You can also disable JIT in Firefox by setting javascript.options.baselinejit to false in about:config, although you won't get CET.

    [1] https://github.com/chromium/chromium/blob/12c232c43ce7324d30...

  • Apple Announces Changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the European Union
    6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Jan 2024
    Chromium targets iOS already: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/main/docs/i...
  • We build X.509 chains so you don't have to
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 25 Jan 2024
  • Google Is Tracking You Even in Incognito Mode, New Disclaimer Is Up
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Jan 2024
    For the sake of completeness, I've traced the evolution of the notice over time:

    From 2008-07-26: "Going incognito doesn't affect the behavior of other people, servers, or software. Be wary of: / • Websites that collect or share information about you / • Internet service providers or employers that track the pages you visit / • Malicious software that tracks your keystrokes in exchange for free smileys / • Surveillance by secret agents / • People standing behind you" (https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/09911bf300f...)

    From 2013-12-07: "Going incognito doesn't affect the behavior of other people, servers, software, or people standing behind you." (https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/c5e36c57178...)

    From 2013-12-13: "However, you aren't invisible. Going incognito doesn't hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit." (https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/70821506825...)

    From 2014-02-27: "However, you aren't invisible. Going incognito doesn't hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, governments and other sophisticated attackers, or the websites you visit." (https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/ab54bd65701...)

    From 2014-04-29: "Going incognito doesn't hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit." (https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/eb09a62ef40...)

    From 2016-01-15: "However, you aren't invisible. Going incognito doesn’t hide your browsing from your employer, your internet service provider, or the websites you visit." (https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/b7dac1a6a79...)

    From 2017-02-27: "Your activity might still be visible to: / • Websites you visit / • Your employer / • Your internet service provider" (https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/cfe102adddc...)

    From 2017-03-29: "Your activity might still be visible to: / • Websites you visit / • Your employer or school / • Your internet service provider" (https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/7ca3ccf74e8...)

    (Note that some of these were behind a feature flag for a few months.) Also, it looks like they've been intending to modify the new-tab page text for Incognito windows for some time, as part of the "Revamped Incognito NTP" project. You can view the modified text with 'chromium --enable-features=IncognitoNtpRevamp':

    From 2021-08-13: "What Incognito doesn't do / Incognito does not make you invisible online: / • Sites know when you visit them / • Employers or schools can track browsing activity / • Internet service providers may monitor web traffic" (https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/e6ae57ba385...)

    From 2022-01-25: "What Incognito doesn't do / Incognito does not make you invisible online: / • Sites and the services they use can see visits / • Employers or schools can track browsing activity / • Internet service providers can monitor web traffic" (https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/8b349f6c984...)

  • What Progressive Web App (PWA) Can Do Today
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Jan 2024
    Blink can now be compiled for iOS, but without JIT or WASM:

    https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/main/docs/i...

    https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=141170...

  • People like me are why you shouldn't run a hosting company
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Dec 2023
    I think its weird that Vercel has this limit. There is no practical reason I can think of for having such a limit on URL characters that is so small. Chrome suggests a 2MB limit[0] for example. The platform itself doesn't have one, and Firefox I believe if memory serves (I can't find the source for this claim atm) is 1 MB effectively, and I don't think Safari is any lower than that either (and may well be more inline with Chrome on this, at 2 MB)

    [0]: https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/master/docs...

brave-browser

Posts with mentions or reviews of brave-browser. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-06-20.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing chromium and brave-browser you can also consider the following projects:

ungoogled-chromium - Google Chromium, sans integration with Google

Vanadium - Privacy and security enhanced releases of Chromium for GrapheneOS. Vanadium provides the WebView and standard user-facing browser on GrapheneOS. It depends on hardening in other GrapheneOS repositories and doesn't include patches not relevant to the build targets used on GrapheneOS.

WebKit - Home of the WebKit project, the browser engine used by Safari, Mail, App Store and many other applications on macOS, iOS and Linux.

bromite - Bromite is a Chromium fork with ad blocking and privacy enhancements; take back your browser!

termux-packages - A package build system for Termux.

thorium - Chromium fork named after radioactive element No. 90. Windows and MacOS/Raspi/Android/Special builds are in different repositories, links are towards the top of the README.md.

Brave-AppImage

gecko-dev - Read-only Git mirror of the Mercurial gecko repositories at https://hg.mozilla.org. How to contribute: https://firefox-source-docs.mozilla.org/contributing/contribution_quickref.html

iridium-browser - Iridium Browser source code

sciter-js-sdk - Sciter.JS - Sciter but with QuickJS on board instead of my TIScript

bypass-paywalls-chrome - Bypass Paywalls web browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.

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