浏览器探索之Google Chromium和Chrome的区别

因为工作需要,一直在用火狐。知道谷歌chrome功能很完善,很好。但是自己也不习惯用它。

今天,偶尔发现Google的浏览器还有Google Chrome与Google Chromium之分,其中chrome就有Stable/Beta/Development之分,当然这个比较好理解,稳定性递减与功能递增。那么,Google Chrome与Google Chromium的区别是什么呢?

下面资料来源Chromium博客,由于不少人提问,博主就详细回答如下:

(http://blog.chromium.org/2008/10/google-chrome-chromium-and-google.html)

A number of people have asked about the relationship between Google Chrome, Chromium, and Google, specifically in regards to what data is sent to Google or other providers. This is meant to provide a complete answer to that question, and as you will see below, almost all such communication can be disabled within the options of the product itself. Before getting too deep into the question though, it is helpful to have a common set of terminology. Chromium is the name we have given to the open source project and the browser source code that we released and maintain at www.chromium.org. One can compile this source code to get a fully working browser. Google takes this source code, and adds on the Google name and logo, an auto-updater system called GoogleUpdate, and RLZ (described later in this post), and calls this Google Chrome. As such, everything which applies to Chromium below also applies to Google Chrome, while there are some things that apply to Google Chrome (such as the auto-updater) that do not apply to Chromium.

Google Chrome is built with open source code from Chromium.

也就是说,Chromium是google主持的一个开源项目,是Chrome的代码来源。Chromium有的特性Chrome也有,但是Chrome有的特性Chromium不一定有,因为Chrome是在Chromium上进一步开发的,至于是否将新特性反馈回Chromium那就要看Google 的商业策略。

如果到现在你还没有明白他们的区别,那么想想Fedora(对应Chromium)与RedHat(Chrome)就会心领神会。说白了,前者是新技术的试验场,后者是稳定的商业产品。

还有,Chromium的源代码是公开的,如果你愿意,你可以加上自己的logo编译成自己的gooooogle山寨版浏览器,这一切都是合法的。反之,对于Chrome你就不行,首先源代码不可能得到,即便得到也是非法的,尽管代码绝大部分与Chromium相同。

2011-06-07 21:091