Open source browsers, advantageous alternatives to Google and Apple?

The three best known open source browsers are Mozilla Firefox, Chromium and Brave:

Appeared in 2002, Firefox is one of the most complete browsers with many customization settings. It integrates the possibility of activating the complete blocking of advertisements, a private mode, an application to take screenshots and a document reader. In addition, the user who wishes can install extensions to improve his user experience. As a reminder, Firefox uses the Gecko rendering engine, which is a software component to display a Web page.

Chromium is a Google signed project and has the same interface as Google Chrome. However, don’t worry, even though the Chromium project was started by Google, it remained open and open source.

In short, Chromium is Google Chrome with some sacrifices, such as the loss of automatic updates, Adobe Flash, and some Google services.

Brave was born in 2016 and was designed by Brendan Eich, co-founder of Mozilla. While Firefox uses Gecko, Brave is based on Chromium and uses the rendering engine Blink, just like Chromium and Google Chrome.

This browser focuses on blocking tracking and ads. Thanks to its Chromium-based design, Brave is very intuitive for traditional Google Chrome users in addition to having access to the very wide range of Google extensions.

In the future, DuckDuckGo on Mac will perhaps slip into this list given the notoriety already acquired by its search engine. Of course, other open source browsers exist, such as Waterfox, Basilisk, Vivaldi, Pale Moon, Dooble, etc. However, these are less popular and used by very few Internet users.

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