Get Google Chrome On The Raspberry Pi



There has been a lot of media coverage for the tiny Raspberry Pi, but it seems that once you have unpacked the little device and managed to set it up there is little more going on. However, a developer has come up with a handy hack that allows the Raspberry Pi to use the Chrome browser to surf the net, which is pretty amazing when you consider that there is just 256 MB of memory on board and this is divided equally between the CPU and the GPU. 

This is what the Chrome OS hacker Hexxeh has to say about the work he has done on the Raspberry Pi;

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.

Source [Geek]