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Booting desktop Linux on the Chromebook Pixel

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Linux
Google
Hardware

h-online.com: Bill Richardson, a software engineer for Google, has detailed how to boot a conventional Linux distribution on the company's new Chromebook Pixel.

Chrome stops declaring Linux systems obsolete

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Linux
Google

h-online.com: Badly chosen warning messages caused some consternation with Google recently as its Chrome browser began declaring supported Linux systems such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 obsolete.

Google doesn’t want people to know about better software

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Google
OSS

lunduke.com: Google has decided, today, that RadicalBreeze.com contains malware. The only thing available from RadicalBreeze.com is Illumination Software Creator.

Bringing self-driving cars to NASCAR

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Google
Humor
  • Bringing self-driving cars to NASCAR
  • Begin your quest with Google Maps 8-bit for NES
  • Google celebrated with Google doodle

Free Software Is Just Fine

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Google
OSS

Google is killing Free Software

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Google
  • Is it time for Microsoft to relinquish the Evil Empire crown to Google?
  • Google Chrome Growth Levels Off as IE Rebounds
  • Google is killing Free Software

Researchers accuse Google of plotting to undercut Firefox

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Google
Moz/FF

computerworld.com: A security testing firm today said a recent report that named Google's Chrome as the most secured browser was flawed -- and part of a campaign by Google to undermine Mozilla's Firefox.

Is Google losing it?

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Google
OSS

h-online.com: Google is a key ally for free software. And that means its growing series of mis-steps are extremely bad news, because they damage its credibility – and hence its ability to fight for things that are important for the free software world.

Google's open source search to end

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Google
OSS

h-online.com: Google has announced that it is closing Google Code Search – the search engine which specifically crawls open source software – on 15 January, 2012. Google says that the closure is part of its current programme to focus on products that people "use two or three times a day".

Google Won’t Pwn Me!

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Google

noctslackv1.wordpress: Well, my experiment with G+ and social networking has come to its end tonight.

Google discontinues specialised Linux and BSD search pages

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Linux
Google
BSD

h-online.com: Google has discontinued its specialised Linux and BSD search pages. Users are instead now redirected to google.com/webhp, a standard search page.

Upgrade your browser, or we'll kill your documents

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Google

goodbyemicrosoft.net: The lesson here is -- again! -- not to trust your data to the "cloud." Switch your mail away from gmail, and get your documents off Google Docs and on to your own PC.

Google open sources $68.2m realtime comm platform

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Google
OSS

theregister.co.uk: Google has open sourced a framework for realtime video and audio inside the browser. Known as WebRTC, the framework is based on technology the company acquired with its $68.2 million purchase of Global IP Solutions (GIPS) last year.

It's Not A Linux Laptop

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OS
Google
  • It's Not A Linux Laptop
  • Five Reasons why Google's Linux Chromebook is a Windows killer
  • Chromebook: web applications put to the test
  • Why Google Chrome OS is Crucial for the Linux Desktop
  • Samsung Chromebook: 12 things you need to know

What Does Google Owe FOSS?

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Google
OSS

linuxinsider.com: When a corporation like Google controls the release of open source code like Android, what responsibility, if any, does that company have to the greater FOSS community?

How big is Google, really?

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Google
  • How big is Google, really?
  • Is Google Marketing Linux-BSD?

Google claims to have sped up the web

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Google
Web

theinquirer.net: ADVERTISING BROKER Google claims to have speeded up the web thanks to improvements in the Javascript it uses to display adverts.

Can You Trust Google? Why Take a Chance?

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Google

russellhollander.com: Google is the dominant search engine in the world right now, as everyone on the Internet surely knows. However, there are things I don’t love about Google. They’re very good at profiling you and targeting ads to you.

Google Chrome OS and Android: arranging a difficult marriage

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There has been a lot of talking, lately, about Google’s Chrome OS. People didn’t take it too seriously initially; then, last week, Google started sending out demo netbooks which ran — hear hear — Google Chrome OS. Google Chrome OS is based on Google’s browser, Chrome — hence the name. The idea is that all you run on your laptop is your browser — that’s it. But this raises a lot of questions. In this article I propose a possibly interesting solution to Google’s issues, and how a possible (and not-so-painful) merge with Android should be possible.

Read the article at Freesoftware Magazine.

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