If you don’t know what Chromium is, I will explain what it is. Chromium is an open source project that provides the source code for example to Google Chrome. Open source is developed by volunteers and free to use for everybody, and everybody can program it based on the source code of the Chromium project, compile a browser, some have done that already. The engine behind Chromium’s based web browsers is Webkit. This is called a “layout engine, it ensures that web pages are loaded.
Here is a list of web browsers based on Chromium.
This is an alternative for Chrome especially for Facebook addicts. Rockmelt is designed that it’s linked to Facebook. Right after the installation it is asking to login to the social network site. There is an option to disable this feature, but the Facebook connection is the only advantage to use Rockmelt instead of Chrome.
Comodo Dragon looks almost the same as Chrome but adds some security and privacy features to it. According to Comodo Dragon it surpasses Chrome when it comes to security and privacy. With Comodo Dragon you can surf through the Secure DNS servers and if there are websites which are marked as hazardous, you will be automatically blocked. Also the add-on Site Inspector is very interesting.
SRWare is improving the privacy of Chrome very different compared to Comodo. Instead of adding security features, they have almost everything figured demolishes what can threat a little privacy or security. They also went further by removing the Google auto-updater. To get the latest version you should regularly visit their website.
Cool Novo (before known as Chrome Plus) is a version adapted by some Chinese programmers. They modified the interface and added a sidebar. Cool Novo also provides some functions which is also available in the normal version of Chrome, only you have to install extensions like an IE mode and navigate with mouse movements. However, the major difference is in the tab management. A whole section is dedicated for manage and control of tabs.
Chrome Portable you can install on an USB stick and let it run from there. This is a slightly modified version of Chrome and, as you can see in the name, it is portable and easy to bring anywhere.