Chrome version



  • Hi, What version of chrome Vivaldi is based on? Thx.



  • It's based on Chromium, not Chrome. You can check the version it is using on vivaldi://about page – current version is equivalent to the one used by Chrome/40.0.2214.89



  • Ha ok.

    Is there any automatic update included with or do I have to install the newer version (and uninstall the older) each time when a new update is available?



  • @Saskatchewan:

    It's based on Chromium, not Chrome. You can check the version it is using on vivaldi://about page – current version is equivalent to the one used by Chrome/40.0.2214.89

    That being the case, is it as secure as the current version of Chrome?



  • @Pavil82:

    @Saskatchewan:

    It's based on Chromium, not Chrome. You can check the version it is using on vivaldi://about page – current version is equivalent to the one used by Chrome/40.0.2214.89

    That being the case, is it as secure as the current version of Chrome?

    Chromium's code is an open fork of, and derived from, Chrome's code. However, Chrome contains other elements in its own unique code that could affect its security (but because Chrome's is closed code, the extent of that, if any, is conjectural). Other browsers using chromium code do many various other things that affect their overall security differently as well. Consequently, directly comparing the security of Chrome with a browser like Vivaldi which shares some (but not all) of its rendering code, along with other unique code added on top, is essentially an exercise in futility.

    As awareness of and fixes for vulnerabilities discovered in Chrome ripple through to chromium code, they will eventually become incorporated by updates to those browsers using chromium code - but that takes varying time to propagate to a given brower's actual update. Moreover, because some of the elements of Chrome don't exist in chromium code, some unique Chrome vulnerabilities may never impact chromium-based browsers. While it's tempting, because of the shared family lineage, to try to compare Chrome and Vivaldi on a security basis, it's very risky to draw too many conclusions because of all the differences involved.



  • Thanks for the education. :)


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