Which Chrome clone best meets my 4-item wish list?

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I seek a Chrome clone that:

    1) Stays very pretty much up-to-date with Chromium.
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    2) Is fairly bare-bones
    and
    3) Is not heavy on RAM when 10 or so tabs are open.
    and
    4) Is NOT the Brave browser.

    Please suggest anything that comes reasonably close to my wish list.
     
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  2. SeriousHoax

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    Microsoft Edge.

    1) ✔
    2) Partially ✔. It has some extra features, but those shouldn't bother you and the browser is of course already on your system.
    3) ✔
    4) ✔
     
  3. imdb

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    what with your first requirement, i'd say edge.
    but, if we can loosen that a little bit, then srware and epic could make it to your list.
     
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    @SeriousHoax -- Forgot to mention -- I am a die-hard Windows 7 user. I'll check to see if Edge runs on Win7.

    @imdb -- Yes, #1 can loosen a bit. By the way, I have been using SRWare Iron for several months and its slow updates are the reason I'm seeking to switch.
     
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  5. digmor crusher

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    Answer is Chrome.
     
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    @digmor crusher -- Thanks for the suggestion. For various reasons, I need a Chrome clone, not Chrome itself.

    @SeriousHoax -- Edge and Win7 do not get along. :oops:
     
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    @anon -- Yes, I had seen that before. However, it includes an unacceptable caveat:
    As I have noted in other posts elsewhere at Wilders, I am working with Linux & MacOS in case I some day decide to drop Win 7. I might switch to Win10's successor (if there ever is one) but I will not switch to Win10.
     
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    From your link:
     
  10. LoneWolf

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    Have you tried Vivaldi?
    I use Chrome on Windows and Vivaldi on Android.
     
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    There may be minor bugs with Vivaldi and Linux. I've run Vivaldi on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 and now on 20.04 (LTS). Mostly it's fine, but there have been issues. I still run Vivaldi on macOS and Ubuntu though. I wouldn't exactly describe it as 'bare bones'. SRWare Iron is probably the best bet.
     
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    I second Brummelchens recommendation, obviously its Chromium so matches Chrome update schedule,its bare bones but Chrome store is available to use for all the popular addons, uses the least amount of RAM of all the Chrome clones i have tried (probably because it comes bare bones).
     
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    In that case i look forward to see what beats Chromium for the requested requirements as i would definitely trial it as well.
     
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    Is there a Chrome clone that also supports Google syncing for bookmarks and passwords
     
  17. Brummelchen

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    chromium is build w/ and w/o sync, but i dont know if it uses the google service. worth to try out.

    eh, lol, we all get older :D
    i prefer woolyss because i can get into contact with authors. currently, i am running v91 and v89.

    what i know about chromium that it has not the special code from google nor its extensions, its plain. on android i run chrome (beside firefox) which is maintained the better way with store.
     
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    Opera browser consumes less RAM than Chrome and works with Windows 7.
    To limit RAM usage we recommend installing no extensions.
     
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    it's ok old timer, we'll all get there one day. :p
     
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    @imdb

    You can't have it all in life.:)
     
  22. imdb

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    depends on how you define all. with vpn, flow and all the stuff, opera is anything but bare-bones.
     
  23. digmor crusher

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    I know, I was just joking.
     
  24. Sampei Nihira

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    Thanks to a tutorial by Lenny Fox you can use Opera's built-in adblocker as an easier to use uBlockOrigin in medium mode:

    https://malwaretips.com/threads/using-operas-build-in-adblocker-as-an-easier-to-use-ublockorigin-in-medium-mode.105164/

    In Chromium it is necessary to install an adblocker (so more RAM consumption).
     
  25. bellgamin

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    Thanks to everyone for the helpful suggestions.

    Using Shadow Defender, I did try Chromium for 3 days and liked it a lot. On the third day, my computer froze while surfing with Chromium. I restarted & tried again. Same result. Tried twice more, with same result both times. I will give it another trial in a week or so.

    I am now trying Comodo Dragon, using its portable option. So far, Dragon is performing like a Rodeo champion's cutting horse. I gave Dragon a "stress test" with 20 "busy" Amazon tabs open. Dragon was still rock-steady, easy on RAM, and speedy.

    ==>Can anyone tell me how to find out: (a) which Chromium version Dragon is using, and (b) approximately how often Dragon is updated?
     
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