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Download Portable Chromium Browser the Easy Way

Nearly every browser has an quick access download page that is easy to find and navigate, but Chromium the open-source version of Google’s Chrome does not. Francois Beaufort decided to rectify that problem by creating a dedicated webpage for downloading Chromium without all the hassle.

Once you visit Francois’s website simply click on the Download Chromium for PC text to start the download. Keep in mind that these zip file (portable) versions of Chromium will access your regular installation’s profile folder if you have a Chromium-based browser already set up (such as Iron Browser for instance).

Visit the Download Chromium Homepage [via PC Geek Blog]

Those of you who prefer a different approach for downloading Chromium can download the browser from the Daily Builds Archives using the links below. Just scroll down to the latest numerical folder listing and click on that to access the files.

Download Chromium Daily Builds for Windows (mini_installer.exe &

Download Chromium Daily Builds for Linux (

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/12/12

Comments (4)

  1. Cam2644

    For Chrome lovers who don’t like Google tracking another possibility for all systems is –
    Personally I’m happier with Firefox

  2. Henry

    portable apps has a portable version of chrome

    yes I know chrome and chromium are different
    frankly chrome’s new tab page is better

  3. Devon

    @Henry – That’s exactly what I was thinking, I guess this would be good for programmers who want to experiment.

    @Cam2644 – I’ve had bad experiences with Firefox (too many times to remember) and when I was told that Chrome was better I didn’t believe him but I tried it and now I don’t use anything else unless I absolutely have to. The reason I don’t like Firefox is because it crashes too much, even on fast running computers with the latest version of Windows. It’s also very slow for me and I have a laptop running at 3GB, and (no) I didn’t have any extensions on. I like Chrome because it uses the RAM properly and doesn’t make everything else on the computer lag. Also because it’s easy to use, setup and customize.

  4. Q

    I was a person who used Firefox faithfully and as a matter of fact, to me Version 3.6.25 was the best one because every version after that is just way too slow. I use Chromium because it doesn’t have the bells and whistles of Google Chrome (yes I know it’s virtually the same) but it gets the job done. Chromium uses less resources than Chrome even though when you open up task manager, you see 2 instances and the more tabs you open, the more instances it uses but it’s still fast. My pages from class open up and run flawlessly. The new IE 9 and 10 (Windows Developer Preview) are nothing more than wannabe Google Chrome. They still have work to do. I still wonder why Opera is not supported by universities because it truly is one of the best. My browser ranking is 4. Firefox 3. Safari 2. Opera 1. Chromium

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