Supermium Chrome browser clone, also for Windows 7

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Today a little hint for people who are still using Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 / R2. The Chrome browser (and Edge) are no longer supported there in the new builds, but remain stuck on version 109 of the Chromium browser. But Bolko had some time ago pointed to the Supermium project, a Chrome clone, which is pulled along with current Chromium builds and also still runs under Windows 7

The Supermium Project​

Shane Fournier has set up the Supermium Browser project on Github under win32ss/supermium and offers the installers for Windows (32/64 bit), as well as the source codes for download there. The following highlights are given for the current version 117.0.5874.0.
  • x64 memory issues are corrected; memory usage should generally be lower than other Windows 7-compatible Chromium browsers above version 110
  • x86 sandbox is fixed; x86 download issues are fixed
  • Theming inconsistencies are corrected; Aero Glass now appears with custom themes while custom themes are now workable with the "XP-style" theme
  • Widevine CDM support (not bundled with browser binaries but downloaded when needed) is now available; works with sites such as Bell Fibe TV but may not work with sites like Netflix, which seem to block non-oligopolic browsers (so nothing outside of the Firefox/Chrome/Safari/Edge grouping seems to work – UA-CH spoofer will be introduced in future to deal with these unfair blocks, and possibly other measures if necessary)
  • User agent client hints are updated to return values for Windows 2000 and up; the values for 2000-Vista are outside of the scope of official documentation because it did not account for those versions of Windows
Sounds really good, especially since the browser is based on the code of the Ungoogled – Chromium project and takes current developments into account.
 

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