I am running Jesse lite with MATE gui on a pi zero w. I am currently running a python program that scrapes data from 6 different web sites one after the other starting at the same time every day on a pi3. I would like to switch this task over to the pi zero w and haven't installed a browser yet.
- Is the pi zero capable of reliably performing such a task daily?
- Are there any browsers that work better than others on the pi zero w?
beautifulsoupin your script, you should not need any desktop browsers. If you've somehow tied python to a browser, the best answer might be "there's a better way". You can definitely write web scraping scripts in python, and you can definitely run python scripts on the RPi Zero. The Zero can certainly handle the task, although it may not be particularly fast at it.