SRWare Iron 29.0.1600.0

Iron is a clone of Google Chrome based on the Chromium-source and offers the same features as Chrome without the critical points that concern users´ privacy.

Google's Web browser Chrome thrilled with an extremely fast site rendering, a sleek design and innovative features.  But it also gets critic from data protection specialists , for reasons such as creating a unique user ID or the submission of entries to Google to generate suggestions. SRWare Iron is a real alternative. The browser is based on the Chromium-source and offers the same features as Chrome - but without the critical points that the privacy concern.

What's new in this version:

  • improved speed + stability
  • TLS 1.2 Support
  • Security-/Bugfixes

Download: SRWare Iron 29.0.1600.0 | 28.8 MB (Freeware)
Download: Portable SRWare Iron 29.0.1600.0 | 41.8 MB
Link: SRWare Iron Home | Chrome vs Iron

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No but they did make a new design and shows that they have one of the updated versions of chrome. I cant complain it just works well for me

I tried this program and did not like it at all. Not much in customization and lacking many options. I went back to Cool Novo and that is my only choice for Chrome Browsers.

Fast, many options, easy to skin and does not call home to Google. Please check it out sometime. http://www.coolnovo.com

chromium needs to go 64-bit native so opera (chromium version) and iron can go 64-bit as well. i will avoid the 32-bit only chromium opera until chromium enter the 64-bit age.

Anyone who thinks they're better off with this than Chrome are deluding themselves. I don't know why people still download when the creator was caught publically joking that his version does absolutely nothing different.

What's the point?! Did you not read the article or do you just love Chrome that much?

"The browser is based on the Chromium-source and offers the same features as Chrome - but without the critical points that the privacy concern."

Wouldn't use Chrome in a million years and in fact, debating on not using Opera anymore seeing as how they switched to that crap a** Chrome engine! Nothing at all especially fast about Chrome on any of my 9 machines.

The new blink engine is fast. If you're saying it isn't then your prejudice is getting in the way of common sense.

Firefox are making progress again with their engine as well, so you could always go back to that.

Alternatives to Chrome? Chromium.

All of these other forks really don't do anything. Comodo adds a custom DNS and some "flashy security features" but whether they actually do anything is another discussion. The DNS is unreliable.

Their forums are deserted and spammed, which is hardly a great indication of quality.

Also, no mention of how often it's updated. If it's not using the blink engine any improvement to privacy isn't really worth it.

Can you point to a valid source of this claim or are you just spouting conspiracy FUD because you're a fan of another browser? Maybe you are talking about the setting "Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google" which is completely optional and not even on by default.

Even if you enabled it anonymous usage data is not spyware, do you have any idea how many programs send anonymous data like that? You'd better stop using Windows, cut your internet wire and go live in a cave if something like that worries you.

Google is a for-profit organization, it didn't just release chrome for you to use for free. It released it to track your browsing habits, to spy on you, therefore it is spyware.

Mozilla Firefox, on the other hand, is made by a non-profit company that makes the browser for the user rather than the advertiser.

Right, and when you use Firefox I suppose you don't use Google search, or Bing or any of those? Because they all "track you" the same way. Your ISP keeps logs of everything you do also. Anyone worried about Chrome tracking them is just uber paranoid and should get off the internet.

"Mozilla Firefox, on the other hand, is made by a non-profit company". That's hilarious by the way.

Edited by Bonfire, Sep 13 2013, 2:05am :

I use Google or Bing when I'm researching SEO stuff, other than that I use startpage or ixquick. Furthermore with plugins like request policy, noscript, and adblock tracking me is a pain in the ass.

This isn't just about the government, I don't want to be profiled by independent organizations as a person who "likes ABC" and "dislikes XYZ" and is likely to do "JKL" and visits sites "QWE" at "X O'Clock on Wednesday". I don't want those people to sell that info and I don't want that info leaked (remember the AOL search data leak and how those people were identified?)

You're ok with that and you set bad precedent. What's worse, you snitched my last comment to the moderators so I'm assuming you're very comfortable with the idea of a big brother looking over your shoulder.

Personal attack? Lol. I guess it hit close to home and you took it personally. Lets not forget the generalized attack you made against most of the human race by taking a stance that if you don't have anything to hide it is ok to give up your rights.

"you made against most of the human race by taking a stance that if you don't have anything to hide it is ok to give up your rights."

Seriously? By using Chrome I am taking a stance against the human race? Ignoring the fact that I never said "if you have nothing to hide it is ok to give up you're rights' you are just being ridiculous now, and if you tell someone to go "F" themselves on Neowin you are breaking the rules. The sad thing is that you then go crying about it like a child that got in trouble. "You tattled on me, waaa."

I'm not giving up any rights or privacy by using Chrome. The one thing you keep conveniently trying to ignore is the fact that you can turn the usage tracking feature off, and it is turned off by default.

Edited by Bonfire, Sep 16 2013, 8:21am :