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Raspberry Pi, 2nd Edition by Maik Schmidt

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Perform Everyday Tasks on the Web

You’re probably used to performing many tasks using only your web browser: checking email, reading RSS feeds, watching videos, sending tweets, and so on. This is all possible because most browsers today support HTML5, JavaScript, Flash, and Java. Without these technologies, the Web would still look very much like it did in 1995.

All these nice things work only with modern browsers, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Although you can already install Chromium on Raspbian,[59] it will be a while until it will run sufficiently fast on the Pi. Also, it doesn’t support all features, such as video, at the moment. The biggest limitation is due to the Pi’s small memory, because modern browsers use a lot of it. ...

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