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Firefox at 5: What We Love and Hate About You

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Moz/FF
  • Firefox at 5: What We Love and Hate About You
  • Five essential addons for new Firefox users (Happy fifth birthday, Firefox!)
  • Firefox at 5: the Google Cold War
  • Google shifts software value to operations, away from IP
  • Finish this sentence: "I ________ Google"

Is Google Faking the Open-Source Funk?

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eweek.com: Some folks are claiming that Google is faking the open-source funk by not being as open as it could be about Android.

Google throws the ‘open’ out of ‘open-source’ by shutting down Android mod

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Google
OSS

thinkdigit.com: Well, it was nice while it lasted. With Android, Google had promised us the ideal of a truly open-source mobile operating system being headed by one of the technology world’s most influential organisations. And now, the company has gone ahead and issued a ‘Cease and Desist’ (C&D) order to one of the most popular Android mods around.

Google easter eggs: 15 best hidden jokes

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Google
Humor

telegraph.co.uk: Google loves to slip in-jokes and hidden features known as "easter eggs" into its products. Here are 15 of our favourites.

Google Chrome OS: Desktop Linux's Last Chance

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OS
Google

earthweb.com: “The year of Linux” – For how many years now have we come across this headline, usually prefaced by a bygone year? It must be for at least ten years. Is there any hope that Linux can actually make significant gains and become a credible alternative to Windows and Mac OS X?

64-bit Chrome takes centre stage in Linux land

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Software

theregister.co.uk: According to Chrome developer Dean McNamee, Mountain View’s V8 team has been tinkering with a Chromium Linux 64-bit for several weeks now. V8, in case you were wondering, is the web kingpin’s JavaScript engine.

Survey: Linux users love Google, ignore Bing

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Web

news.cnet.com: Linux users are known for being a somewhat finicky lot. It's therefore somewhat telling that Linux users overwhelmingly choose Google as their preferred search engine, according to data released today by Chitika.

Is Chrome OS Too Orwellian Or Big Brother-ish?

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thecoffeedesk.com: We’ve talked and complained about Google on many other occasions within this blog, but with many discussions of Google also comes discussions of privacy. But now the giant will also be the only thing sitting between users and hardware with Chrome OS.

Deactivate Location-Aware Browsing in Firefox 3.5

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If the new Location-Aware Browsing (a.k.a. Geolocation) feature in Firefox 3.5 makes you worried about your privacy, you can turn the feature off with a simple about:config tweak. This "feature" allows the website you are viewing to activate the geolocation function in Firefox and discover your location.

Google Chrome OS Netbooks Could Arrive This Year

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Hardware

eweekeurope.co.uk: Chrome OS may give Eric Schmidt reason to leave Apple’s board, but he declined to acknowledge Microsoft as a competitor

Why Chrome OS will turn Linux into a desktop winner

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OS
Google
  • Why Google Chrome OS will turn GNU/Linux into a desktop winner

  • The history and future of Chrome OS
  • Taking the 'PC' out of the Chrome OS equation
  • Google Chrome OS, An Attack on Linux?
  • Google OS invading Microsoft’s space for a change
  • Ubuntu Voltron vs Google Chrome OS
  • Chrome OS as I Imagine It

How Google will Fumble Chrome OS

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  • The Google OS surfaced in March--or did it?

  • Chrome in the Clouds: The Google OS
  • More diversity could reduce cyberattacks

  • How Google will Fumble Chrome OS

  • Chrome OS, the Wall of Windows Apps, and Microsoft
  • What does Google Chrome OS really mean for Linux?
  • Yes, lets all take a deep breath, shall we?
  • When you see Chrome OS think business model
  • Google on offense: Chrome OS is a wager on the future
  • All that glistens could be Chrome
  • Will Google Chrome OS bankrupt Canonical?
  • Dell May Test Google's Chrome OS
  • Does Google Chrome OS further fragment Linux landscape?
  • Skype, Netvibes Founders Team To Rival Google OS
  • Chrome OS gets a second look by Gruber
  • Chrome OS: Nice curveball from left field, Google

PC makers less upbeat about Chrome OS

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OS
Google
  • PC makers less upbeat than Google about Chrome OS

  • Schmidt: Chrome OS will run other browsers
  • Intel backing Google OS
  • Google and Intel secretly worked on Chrome OS
  • How Chrome OS Will Help Ubuntu
  • Putting What We Know About Chrome OS Into Context

Ubuntu Under Attack on Multiple Fronts

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Ubuntu

berkeleylug.com: Over the past few years, Ubuntu has slowly emerged as the champion among Linux distros – having great application support, a huge and active community and having begun making major inroads in the netbook/laptop market.

5 reasons the Google Chrome OS is a f*#$ing bad idea

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OS
Google

  • 5 reasons the Google Chrome OS is a f*#$ing bad idea

  • Are these Google Chrome OS screenshots?
  • Google Chrome OS partners announced
  • The necessity of a Google Linux operating system
  • Linux Distros and Google Chrome: Friend or Foe?
  • Rumors abound that Microsoft is launching an online version of Office
  • Google's Chrome OS might well fail
  • Chrome OS: What Is Google's Goal?
  • And Now Google Wants My Netbook Too
  • Hardware Partners Rally Behind Chrome OS, But Not Intel
  • Google Chrome - one day on...
  • Will ChromeOS make Google more loved or hated in open source world?
  • Google's OS could cause trouble for Apple
  • Can Google Chrome OS Eventually Integrate into the Enterprise?
  • Go Google Chrome OS! Just don't go too fast, too far
  • Google Chrome OS: Five Pros And Five Cons
  • Are Google & Microsoft Switching Roles?
  • Linux Reaction Mixed to Google's New Chrome OS
  • Chrome OS is Worse, That’s the Point
  • Google: The World's Most Successful Failure?

  • OS Wars (Part III):Sibling Rivalry between Chrome and Ubuntu

  • Podcast: The Chrome OS advantage over Linux
  • Microsoft hands the victory to Chrome OS
  • What is Google’s Goal with its Chrome OS?

11 Undocumented Features Of Google Chrome OS

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OS
Google
Humor

woot.com: 1. Your family photos are accompanied by text ads for skin care and diet plans.

3. Every month, the hard drive is automatically defragged and investigated for anti-trust violations.

Google's Chrome OS Threatens Linux, Is Good For Microsoft

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Linux
Google
  • Does Chrome OS Have a Fighting Chance?

  • Google's Linux fork may not trouble Microsoft
  • Google's Chrome OS Threatens Linux, Is Good For Microsoft
  • Why Won't Apple or MS Give Us What Google Might?
  • Why Google Chrome OS matters already, on Day 1
  • Google, the Cloud and me
  • Google's vanity OS is Microsoft's dream
  • Is Google Stealing Ubuntu’s Thunder?
  • Five Questions About Google Chrome OS
  • Google's Chrome OS and Netbooks: Why Microsoft shouldn't worry...yet

Google announces Chrome OS

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Linux
Google

zdnet.com.au: Google this afternoon announced the creation of the Google Chrome Operating System project, with the goal to build a Linux-based OS available for purchase on netbooks in the second half of 2010.

Before Google became Google: The original setup

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royal.pingdom.com: Since it launched in 1998, Google has become one of the true giants of the Internet. These days, Google has data centers all around the world and hundreds of thousands of servers. Back in early 1998, the entire search engine and website ran on homemade Lego disk box.

Google: Friend or Foe of Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

workswithu.com: Google enjoys a pretty favorable image within the free-software community. In some respects, it deserves this reputation, as it strongly supports many open-source projects. On the other hand, Google is reluctant to open the code of most of its own software. Given this hesitancy, can we trust the company to be always on Ubuntu’s side?

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