Chromium also makes use of the WebKit rendering engine. This allows every user to access web pages and web applications. WebKit is a lightweight tool that allows you to develop or improve multi-process browsers. The engine also helps you in keeping with the sandbox objective of Chromium; WebKit does not have access to your local file system nor your widget system. With it, web pages are able to immediately display on your screen.
The sandbox component of Chromium is the key to protecting your computer from malware. By running parts of the browser in the virtual box, Chromium is able to limit attacks of users that want to take advantage of bugs in the system. It will prevent malicious sites from automatically installing software and reading files on your hard drive.
Extensive tool for coders
With Chromium, you have access to both its browser process and rendering engine. With the two main modules of Chromium, you can develop your own web applications and tools. You can also contribute to Chromium’s development. Its built-in utilities will help you create a fast and stable web page that is able to protect itself from malware. If you’re looking to start coding or developing web apps or pages, you can use Chromium on Mac devices running OS X 10.6 or later.