Great news for Raspberry Pie users! Chrome’s open source version Chromium is now available for Raspbian (a modified version of Debian for Raspberry Pi), thanks to Hexxeh.
What is Raspberry Pi ?
A note for those who are new to “Raspberry Pi “. The Raspberry Pi is a single-board computer developed in the UK by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools.The device also features high performance video and graphic capability as well as a low price (25 USD), says Wikipedia.
Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your Raspberry Pi run. However, Raspbian provides more than a pure OS: it comes with over 35,000 packages, pre-compiled software bundled in a nice format for easy installation on your Raspberry Pi.
Chromium for Raspbian
Hexxeh has tweaked Chromium code to make it work on Raspbian. “I’m happy to announce that Chromium binaries are now available for you to download and try out. These will ONLY work on Raspbian images, if you’re running Squeeze or anything that isn’t hardfp, don’t even think about it.” he says. You can download the browser from Hexxeh’s blog.
Chrome and Chromium – Some Differences
Its good to remember that we are talking Chromium browser here, and not the official Chrome browser. There are some differences between these two.
Read about some Chrome features that you will not see in Chromium here. Also, there are a few posts on how to enable certain Chrome features on Chromium that I wrote in the post.
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