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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Chromium

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser, and you can get the open source version of it on your Raspberry Pi. Chromium is its name, and it’s a fully featured browser with the same tabbed browsing experience you might know from your other computers (see Figure 18-2).

To get a taste of what it can do, visit www.chromeexperiments.com , where people have submitted games and other demonstrations of its capabilities. Unfortunately, the Raspberry Pi version doesn’t support WebGL, which is a technology for creating graphics in web pages. You can filter the list of experiments to show only those that do not require WebGL by clicking Tags and choosing Not WebGL. When you see the list of experiments, click the right side of the screen to view more.

These demonstrations are a good way to see what the browser is capable of, but you can of course just use it for your regular web surfing, and you might experience results that are more consistent with your experience on other computers when compared with Midori on the Raspberry Pi (see Chapter 4).

To install Chromium, use

sudo apt-get install chromium

After installation, you can find Chromium in the Internet category of your Programs menu.

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©2006-2012 The Chromium Authors

Figure 18-2: Try the demonstrations to see what the Chromium browser can do.

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