Chromium – Open-source Web Browser Project
Chromium is an open-source Web browser project started by Google, to provide the source code for the proprietary Google Chrome browser. The two browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some minor differences in features and logos, and they have different licensing. 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 development project and that the final product’s name would be Chrome; however, other developers have taken the Chromium code and released versions under the Chromium name. One of the major aims of the project is for Chromium to be a tabbed window manager, or shell for the Web, as opposed to it being a traditional browser application. The application is designed to have a minimalist user interface. The developers state that it “should feel lightweight (cognitively and physically) and fast”. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.