Is Chromium faster than Google Chrome?

It seems to me that the open source Chromium beats the hell out of Chrome. Just tested it and noticed the difference. What do you think?

On 01/04/2012 01:26 PM, riderplus wrote:
> Is Chromium faster than Chrome

faster in which ways?

faster to be installed?
faster to be setup the way one wants (font, etc etc etc)?
faster opening up after the icon is first clicked?
faster shutting down, once commanded?
faster beginning to render a new page?
faster to finish rendering a new page?
faster closing a tab once clicked to close?
faster to download a file/image/whatever, once clicked?
faster to begin showing a video once clicked to begin?
faster to pause a video once so clicked?
faster to pop to full screen once commanded?
faster to fall back from full screen when clicked?
faster to be uninstalled?


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Faster to be uninstalled on my system. :slight_smile:

Installed Chromium to have a look.

When I launched Chromium, I was asked to enter a password for KWallet.

Firefox doesn’t do this, so Chromium has been rapidly uninstalled :stuck_out_tongue:

On 1/4/2012 11:36 AM, ashley194 wrote:
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> Installed Chromium to have a look.
>
> When I launched Chromium, I was asked to enter a password for KWallet.
>
> Firefox doesn’t do this, so Chromium has been rapidly uninstalled :stuck_out_tongue:
>
>

You may installed the KDE wrapper. There is one with out KDE too.


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On 1/4/2012 4:26 AM, riderplus wrote:
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> Question: Is Chromium faster than Chrome
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> - Yes, Chromium is way faster than Chrome
> - No, Chrome is way faster than Chromium
> - They’re just the same…
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> It seems to me that the open source Chromium beats the hell out of
> Chrome. Just tested it and noticed the difference. What do you think?
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>

Well, to me it never mattered in any way.
But Chromium is the opensource/free version and as such i prefer this one.
Chrome on the other hand is not opensource.

On windows its even more problematic since you have to build chromium
yourself. On openSUSE its build for you which is kinda nice.

Still if Chrome, than chromium for me.


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Remember the Rauhtage.

Chrome is just Chromium with Google’s enhancements. The opensourced core is Chromium.

Chromium (web browser) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

So I installed Google Chrome, downloaded from Google and it is faster at loading web sites, but it is not as compatible with some sites and/or has a lack of compatible plug-ins when compared to Firefox. If fast is all your want, Chrome leaves out enough stuff to be faster, but it is not as dependable as Firefox. It is fun to play with, but I end up falling back to Firefox most every time.

Thank You,

Actually it’s not true that Chrome/Chromium is faster because they “leave out stuff”. It’s because they use a different rendering technology underneath, Webkit from Apple (which is opensource) to be exact. Which is why sometimes Chrome shows up on web server stats as Safari.

I use both FF and Chrome in parallel and in the early days Chrome had annoying issues, but these days my usage mix is probably 80 Chrome 20 FF. The main annoyance for me is that it creates PDFs in Letter size when we use A4 here.

None the less, for me, Chrome has not been better and while competition is good, it is not advantageous for us to abandon Firefox for Chrome in my opinion. So, I suggest a continue support of Firefox in openSUSE and as always report any issues you find in either browser.

Thank You,

Also I should mention that Webkit based browsers were the first to achieve conformance to the Acid3 web standard tests. But the current generation of web browsers are quite good. But then anything has to be better than IE6. :slight_smile:

Acid3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hi
There is an interesting thread on the mailing list about the spdy
protocol they use, try this;


chrome://net-internals/#events&q=type:SPDY_SESSION%20is:active

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPDY

Discussion here:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse/2012-01/msg00140.html


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So its just another reason to not trust Chrome it looks like to me. People should not be so fast to dump Firefox in my opinion until a lot more is known and of course, Firefox has been our top dog for so long due to the support they have given us.

Thank You,

Relax, that appears to be just a cached list of servers known to talk SPDY so that the browser doesn’t have to discover them again.

And Firefox is also implementing SPDY, if you read the Wikipedia article.

And there is work on implementing SPDY in Apache:

mod-spdy - Apache SPDY module - Google Project Hosting

So I really did not see anything there that said used by Firefox while there’s a lot of Google stuff there. And besides, its not going to help my conspiracy theory against Google Chrome to find Firefox is using SPDY also. lol! So,

Beware of shiny things,
as not all that glistens
is really silver or Chrome,
but it may be lead instead!

Thank You,

First sentence of the Wiki article:

SPDY (pronounced speedy) is an experimental networking protocol developed primarily at Google for transporting web content. Although not currently a standard protocol, the group developing SPDY has stated publicly that it is working toward standardization, and has reference implementations now available in both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Maybe you thought it was available in public releases. I never said that.

But obviously, Mozilla would be crazy to use Google technology in Firefox. Its all a ruse by Google to temp Firefox into using technology that will in the end cause it to run even slower while telling Google everything Firefox users are doing. On Darn, forgot to take my pills today. Please hold onto that thought and I shall return later with even more conspiracy theories.

Thank You,

Keep those theories coming. :slight_smile:

Hmm, this survey seemed be about Chromium versus Chrome, not about Firefox versus anything.