Linux Mint introduces its own take on the Chromium web browser
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The open source web browser's back in the Linux Mint 20 repository
The popular Linux Mint distribution has decided to compile and package the open source Chromium browser on its own, instead of relying on upstream versions from Ubuntu or Debian.

The move is the latest in the disagreements between Mint's lead-developer, Clement "Clem" Lefebvre, and the Ubuntu distribution, on which Linux Mint is based.

Linux Mint is what is known as a downstream distribution, and is affected by any changes to its upstream distribution, Ubuntu. It takes significant engineering efforts for downstream distros to ignore changes in their upstream projects.

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However that hasn't stopped Mint from heading down this path in the interest of the community. The most significant example is the distro ditching the…
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