Web port-over for future Raspbian release (via RPF)
People have used the Raspberry Pi single-board computer for some interesting projects over the years since it was introduced as a main-stream learning tool back in 2012. Some of the more notable projects to come forth since then include the Black Stripes V-Plotter (transforms color photos into massive B&W murals), Scott Garner’s ‘Beet Box’ (turns beets into a drum machine) and Stuart Johnson’s Rotary VOIP Phone (turns a rotary phone into a VOIP phone, complete with authentic shrill ring). While the SBC is a great hit in the maker community, others use board as a micro-pc for everyday tasks, such as writing articles, streaming movies and surfing the web (not in that order of course). While each Pi SBC comes equipped with the Raspbian OS, it’s funny that it doesn’t come equipped with some form of web browser (although you can install your flavor of choice) for surfing purposes like Explorer for Windows. In an effort to bring a better web browser to their OS, Raspberry Pi has been developing ‘Web’ over the last few months to bring a modern-looking browser for users looking to browse through their favorite sights. The Web (originally Epiphany) browser and will take advantage of the Pi’s hardware limitations as well as its strengths, such as optimization of the ARMv6 2D rendering ability. It will also be optimized for multi-tabbed reliability through the Pi’s limited 512MB of onboard RAM as well as feature accelerated image and HTML5 video processing. The Web browser is currently in beta form, however like all beta software there are problems. Testers are reporting that the browser ‘can break some elements in the system’, so you may want to backup any valuable data stored on the SBC before venturing a trial of the software.
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