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Chromium for Raspberry Pi beta now available

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Hexxah has released a beta of Chromium for the Raspberry Pi – go get it now!

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This is what was posted on the Hexxah blog:

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.

Whilst it’s not required, using the 224MB memory split, overclocking your Pi and using a fast USB stick or SD card for your root filesystem will improve your browsing experience. I’ve had the RaspberryPi.org blog frontpage load in as little as 5 seconds by combining all three of these. With that said, let’s get started.

If you’re closer to Europe than the US, type this into a shell: bash <(curl -sL http://goo.gl/5vuJI)
If you’re closer to the US than Europe, type this into a shell: bash <(curl -sL http://goo.gl/go5yx)

Let that command run for a while. It’ll download about 35MB and probably take a while to do it’s thing. Once it’s finished, you can launch Chromium by typing:

chrome –disable-ipv6

Make sure you specify the –disable-ipv6 flag, else your pages will take longer to load than they should (yes, this is probably a bug). This is somewhat of an experiment as the post title suggests, and your input in improving the experience is welcomed. Currently, builds are manual, but if they prove popular and useful, I’ll automate them and produce nightly builds.

Check out what happened at the Q&A session with the Raspberry Pi Foundation

Have you tried it yet? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Andrew Edney
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I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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