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Oracle tries to beef up copyright case against Android

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Legal

With Oracle and Google headed back to court soon to resume their dispute over Android, Oracle is seeking to update its lawsuit to reflect the huge gains Android has made in the five years since the case began.

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Which Linux Chrome OS Clone is Right For You?

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Linux
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Which route you take to Chrome OS depends on your needs. If you’re looking for Pure Chrome OS, you’ll want to go with Chromium OS. If you’re looking for a nearly-identical Chrome OS experience, with an additional boost from the Linux desktop, go with Solus. If you want the best of both worlds, give Chromixium a try.

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Gorgeous Ubuntu-Based Chromixium 1.5 Distro Released with Many New Features

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Linux
Google
Ubuntu

Rich Jack, the developer of the Chrome OS lookalike Chromixium Linux operating system, had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of Chromixium 1.5.

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Google Overfills Linux Chief’s Spam Folder

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“I don’t know how to even describe the level of brokenness in those kinds of spam numbers,” Mr. Torvalds wrote in his post. “Quite frankly, that sucks. It’s not acceptable. Whatever you started doing a few days ago is completely and utterly broken.”

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Android was 'probably the best decision Google ever made' says its former leader

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"Android was probably the best decision that Google ever made — you know, years ago," Barra told Chang. "And, of course, the fruit of that will be around for many decades."

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Google to Help Bring Linux Containers (and Cash) to OpenStack

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Linux
Server
Google

Google Releases Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast

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Android
Google

The $15 Ethernet adapter is designed to bolster streaming via Chromecast for those with poor WiFi connectivity.

Google appears to have quietly released a $15 Ethernet adapter for Chromecast users with spotty WiFi connectivity.

It's unclear when the company released the device, but media reports about its availability appear to have resulted in the product being sold out on Google Store.

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Google open-sources its software for making trippy images with deep learning

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OSS

The deepdream project is now available on GitHub. The project relies on the open-source Caffe deep learning framework. Deep learning involves training artificial neural networks on a large pile of data — for example, pictures of geese — and then throwing them a new piece of data, like a picture of an ostrich, to receive an educated guess about it.

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Sad day for developers: SCOTUS denies Google's appeal on APIs

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Supreme Court's decision is bad news for developers targeting the U.S. market, who will now have to avoid any API not explicitly licensed as open

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Is Google the New Microsoft?

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Yeah, Google. The company that’s popularized two Linux distributions — or at least, two operating systems using the Linux kernel. The company that’s given consumers free use of Docs and Drive, and which owns and operates the servers where tens of millions of people store their photos and music — and for free unless they like music too much and need extra storage. Google, which through its browser gave Linux users the gift of Netflix — something of a trojan gift, to be sure, but a valuable gift just the same.

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