Chromium is the open source base for Google’s Chrome browser which dominates the browser market. It is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web.
To install Chromium browser on Kubuntu 20.04 open Konsole and type,
sudo apt install chromium-browser
Enter your password and answer any questions and Chromium will install. Afterwards you can find Chromium in the Applications Menu by searching or under Applications/Internet.
- In our constant work to improve performance, our engineers sometimes have to seek optimizations in places that most software developers don’t venture. In this post in our series, The Fast and the Curious, a team of senior engineers showed how they approached replacing the system-level memory allocator with an optimized version, yielding significant memory savings […]
- This post is part of a new series The Fast and the Curious we're bringing you of deeper dives into the careful trade-offs and complex engineering that goes into making Chrome fast and reliable. This debugging adventure by Chrome developer and blogger Bruce Dawson reduced CPU usage by about 3% when using a webcam – […]
- Starting in version 90, Chrome’s address bar will use https:// by default, improving privacy and even loading speed for users visiting websites that support HTTPS. Chrome users who navigate to websites by manually typing a URL often don’t include “http://” or “https://”. For example, users often type “example.com” instead of “https://example.com” in the address bar. […]
- The web platform relies on the origin as a fundamental security boundary, and browsers do a pretty good job at preventing explicit leakage of data from one origin to another. Attacks like Spectre, however, show that we still have work to do to mitigate implicit data leakage. The side-channels exploited through these attacks prove that […]
- Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn more about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 90 is beta as of March 11, 2021. AV1 EncoderAn AV1 encoder is shipping in […]
- Boosting performance while adding features, functionality, and improving security, requires deep and continuous investment. Today’s post is the first in a series this year that will go into more technical detail about Chrome's ongoing efforts around performance. In this release, we’ve dug deep into the core of Chrome, upgrading how we allocate and discard memory, […]
- For more than a decade, Chrome has shipped a new milestone every 6 weeks, delivering security, stability, speed and simplicity to our users and the web. As we have improved our testing and release processes for Chrome, and deployed bi-weekly security updates to improve our patch gap, it became clear that we could shorten our […]
- Starting in Chrome 91 (May, 2021), cross-origin isolation will be required on all platforms in order to access APIs like SharedArrayBuffer and performance.measureUserAgentSpecificMemory(). This brings our desktop platforms in line with Android, which shipped this restriction in Chrome 88. In order to continue using these APIs, ensure that your pages are cross-origin isolated by serving […]
- Unless otherwise noted, changes described below apply to the newest Chrome beta channel release for Android, Chrome OS, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Learn more about the features listed here through the provided links or from the list on ChromeStatus.com. Chrome 89 is beta as of January 28, 2021. WebHID APIThere is a long tail of […]
- A year ago we announced our intention to phase out third-party cookies and replace them with new browser features that are fundamentally more private. Since then, we've been working closely with the broader web community, including W3C, to design and implement new privacy-preserving technology, while also preserving the vitality and sustainability of the open web.Today […]