When comparing Safari vs Ungoogled Chromium, the Slant community recommends Ungoogled Chromium for most people. In the question“What are the best desktop web browsers?” Ungoogled Chromium is ranked 4th while Safari is ranked 30th. The most important reason people chose Ungoogled Chromium is:
100% Open Source and Libre.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Works elegantly in OSX
The rendering of the pages and the browser compatibility with OSX works smoothly, when compared to other browsers. Also you get very high battery life with Safari, when compared to Chrome.
Pro Extremely fast
Pro Sleek design
– No distraction stuff like favicons in tabs, all that borders, bevels and embosses in panels like in other browsers, no ugly shaped tabs.
– Neat adress bar.
– Good looking start “show all tabs” screen.
Pro iCloud syncing
Tabs, passwords, bookmarks and, history all sync across devices.
Pro Safari uses Webkit, a great open source web engine
Webkit is very light compared to Blink, renders web pages at an incredible speed, great CSS support and is also constantly evolving.
Pro Free software
100% Open Source and Libre.
Pro No telemetry
Pro Amazing UI
Very clean and slick UI.
Con OSX only
Apple dropped Windows support after Safari 5.
While Safari er is currently available gratis (without monetary charge) on Mac OS X, it is currently not libre (meaning that it does not allow users to view the source code used to create, to modify that code, or to redistribute modifications) and is therefore neither free nor open-source software.
Con Poor support for new web technologies
Safari usually takes its time when it comes to adopting new and useful web technologies meaning that the user gets an inferior experience compared to other modern browsers.
Con Outdated Rendering engine
All other browsers and toolkits (Qt/GTK) have shifted to Googles Blink-fork of KHTML/Webkit so Apple is currently the only main contributor left.
Con Terrible support for open source formats like .VP9 or .ogg
Apple does not support open source formats. Instead, they use H.264 and H.265.
Con Sometimes outdated
Con Still contains telementery
Default home page is telementery, and most websites are enabled by google.
Con Some websites think it is Chrome 80
As of today, many sites, like login.iready.com , might mislabel the browser as chrome.
Con Uses blink V8 turbo
It a old blink fork that is made up by nicwow.
Con Chrome clone
Ungoogled Chromium is a clone of Chrome, and since clone browsers are behind in updates giving a huge security risk, browsers like Tuga browser and Ungoogled Chromium should be avoided.
Con Uses a fake browser engine
Con Looks proprietary
Ungoogled Chromium is not that open source, but it might be closed source for windows 8.1 and below.
Con Difficult to install
Con Mostly just a customized Chromium build
Not much new here as many of chromiums features can be enabled or turned off with build flags.
Con Dependent on Google
Does not free you from big corpo.