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Learning Raspbian

By : William Harrington
Book Image

Learning Raspbian

By: William Harrington

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Learning Raspbian
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Preinstalled software

There are hundreds of free pieces of software installed by default with Raspbian. These include a calculator, web browsers, programming tools, and serious scientific applications.

You will find all the applications either on your desktop or in the main menu.

Web browsers

There are three web browsers installed by default with Raspbian. These are Epiphany, Dillo, and Netsurf. Each of these web browsers are designed for different purposes. It is also possible to install a version of Firefox onto your Raspberry Pi called Ice Weasel. This will be covered in Chapter 6, The Console.


Epiphany (now called Web) is a free, easy-to-use web browser that has a clean and minimalistic user interface. It uses the WebkitGTK+ rendering engine, similar to what is used in many other web browsers such as Safari and Google Chrome.

It is a fast, fully-fledged web browser with support for JavaScript and all modern web standards. It is highly recommended as your first choice of web browser...