Google's supremely popular Chrome browser is actually based on an open source browser called Chromium. This is not unusual in the browser world. Firefox has spawned at least a dozen so-called forks, with names such as Iceweasel and Flock.
Slimjet is a new browser. Like Chrome, it's based on the Chromium source code, but with some additions and some welcome subtractions. It includes lots of extensions and add-ins as standard, so there's no need to install anything. This makes it easier for non-expert users. It comes with an ad-blocker, for example, and the ability to save the current page as a PDF file.
Welcome subtractions include the various tracking activity which Chrome sends back to Google. The makers of Slimjet promise that your privacy is better protected. And if you're already a Chrome user, you'll feel right at home with Slimjet from the start.
If you want to try Slimjet, you can download and install it alongside your other browsers. It's available in both an installable and portable version, and it's free of charge. The download is around 40 MB and the program is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.
To try Slimjet, head to http://www.slimjet.com/en/ for the download.
One welcome difference between Slimjet and Chrome is that the former is available as a single executable file, rather than as a tiny installer which then downloads lots of additional files from the internet. This makes it easier to virus-check the program before you use it, and also means that you can install it on multiple machines without having to download any file more than once.
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