dunks43
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Which web broswer

Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:35 pm

Hi

Im new to pi and having read a few reviews on how web browsers behave on a pi and potential issues with the cpu not being able to cope,can anyone give advice on which browser to use....

I want to use a dedicated Pi to show 1 website constantly on a 40" Monitor and the Pi will not be programmed to do anything else, the website though has adobe flash player and refreshes every minute, it is a tracking website showing live positions of our company vehicles on a full scale map

Any advice would help please

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Re: Which web broswer

Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:37 pm

I'd recommend a Pi3B with the latest Raspbian which has chromium and flash built in.

That should work for you without problems.
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Re: Which web broswer

Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:58 pm

alexeames wrote:I'd recommend a Pi3B with the latest Raspbian which has chromium and flash built in.

That should work for you without problems.
Given these threads

viewtopic.php?p=950484#p950484

viewtopic.php?p=287882#p287882

I didn't know flash was supported. Is it?

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Re: Which web broswer

Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:01 pm

ejolson wrote:
alexeames wrote:I'd recommend a Pi3B with the latest Raspbian which has chromium and flash built in.

That should work for you without problems.
Given these threads

viewtopic.php?p=950484#p950484

viewtopic.php?p=287882#p287882

I didn't know flash was supported. Is it?
It is. PepperFlash is a Flash player built for ARMv7 (originally for Chromebooks), which is now included by default, although you have to confirm to turn it on.
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Re: Which web broswer

Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:30 pm

ejolson wrote:
alexeames wrote:I'd recommend a Pi3B with the latest Raspbian which has chromium and flash built in.

That should work for you without problems.
Given these threads

viewtopic.php?p=950484#p950484

viewtopic.php?p=287882#p287882

I didn't know flash was supported. Is it?
So you actually missed the LONG POST titled "Flash Player now available for Chromium" on the 11th Oct 2016 ??????

viewtopic.php?f=66&t=162525

Though only applies to BCM2836/37 RPi's
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Re: Which web broswer

Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:35 pm

alexeames wrote:I'd recommend a Pi3B with the latest Raspbian which has chromium and flash built in.

That should work for you without problems.
+ 100% the latest Raspbian Jessie with Pixel on a RPi 3b is very good.

Element14 UK have a good offer on a RPi 3B starter kit - £48.00 inc VAT / P&P

https://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-83153
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Re: Which web broswer

Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:50 pm

I would add that either a new RPi 2B or a new RPi 3B would be equal for the Hardware, they both have the same exact SoC and CPU (SoC = BCM2837, CPU = ARM Cortex-A53 [ARMv8]), and as such are equal in performance.

I did not know that Pepper Flash was stable either. I am just glad that new sites are finaly learning not to use Flash at all.

If you can you may wish to get ahold of the admin of the site and get them to stop using Flash as it has been suplanted by HTML5.
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Re: Which web broswer

Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:45 pm

DavidS wrote:I would add that either a new RPi 2B or a new RPi 3B would be equal for the Hardware, they both have the same exact SoC and CPU (SoC = BCM2837, CPU = ARM Cortex-A53 [ARMv8]), and as such are equal in performance.

I did not know that Pepper Flash was stable either. I am just glad that new sites are finaly learning not to use Flash at all.

If you can you may wish to get ahold of the admin of the site and get them to stop using Flash as it has been suplanted by HTML5.
Very much admin of the site would listen to me ...https://telematics.tomtom.com/en_gb/webfleet/

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