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Fly Your Penguin On Google Earth

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Although Google Earth was impressive on Windows, I never used it because I do all of my work on a Linux laptop. Hearing about the first-time release of Google Earth version 4 beta for Linux, I immediately pounced on the download and started exploring.

More Google the Earth with Linux

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Google has released a version of Google Earth for Linux, at last. The Beta Version 4 has been tested on numerous versions of Linux, including Ubuntu, Suse, Linspire and Red Hat, and is a significant improvement to running Google Earth under Wine.

Google Earth on Linux

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Software
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Here's a quick little tour from my 5 minutes of playing with Google Earth for Linux. It's kinda neato, but not as feature complete as the windows version I played with at the U.

Google Earth Linux Beta Available

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Software

Want to know more about a specific location? Dive right in -- Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips. Linux version available.

Review: Google Spreadsheet Beta Doesn't Quite Add Up

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There's a lot of talk around the blogosphere about how Google is starting to challenge Microsoft for primacy in office applications. I use it for simple statistics and as a sort of "database lite" -- I thought I'd give it a try.

Google vs. OO.o, for MS Office spreadsheet replacement

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If you really want a free and good replacement for Microsoft Office, you should be looking to OpenOffice.org, not Google. OK, so it is rather neat that Google is releasing a Web-based spreadsheet, but come on, is it really that big a deal?

Google denies browser plans

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Google Inc. has no plans to build its own Web browser software to compete with rival Microsoft Corp., Chief Executive Eric Schmidt says.

Unleashing Google File System: An Overview

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I found a link to Google File System. Honestly, it didn’t make any sense to me. Where would Google deploy this proprietary file system? Or is Google planning to have an operating system? I decided to have a look at it nonetheless and here’s a quick overview of my findings.

First impressions of Picasa - Google's first rate Graphics suite for Linux

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Today, Google did something which would gladden the hearts of thousands of GNU/Linux users - well atleast those who are not as rigid in outlook about GPL any way. That is they finally released a version ofPicasa for Linux. I downloaded the deb file from the Google's Picasa site since I run Ubuntu as my main GNU/Linux distribution. And the installation went quite smoothly.

Google Summer of Code 2006: The Contestents Are At The Starting Line!

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KDE
Google

KDE is happy to announce the selection of 24 student applications for the Google Summer of Code 2006. This year, Google received a total of 6400 applications worldwide spread across 102 different Open Source organisations.

Rough Start For Google's Summer of Code '06

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They waited in IRC. They waited by their inboxes. They waited for Google to accept them.

And nearly 1,800 applicants of Google's Summer of Code 2006 finally got word their projects were accepted. Then came the rude awakening.

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Linux Distributions Trends

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I am sure that by now all the world has already found out and tested the cool new tool google launched yesterday: google trends… What does this show us? That redhat is going down… Debian is strong and many peoples are still interested into it. Centos? Peoples don’t know to much about this cool project.

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Google complains to EC about IE-search link

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Google said Tuesday that it has complained to the European Commission about the way that Microsoft bundles its own search mechanism in the newest version of Internet Explorer.

Google Summer of Code is underway

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As of May 1, Google is now accepting applications from students. You've only got until May 8th to get them in, so you'd better get on it.

Google Promotes Firefox Browser On Its Home Page

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Moz/FF

Mozilla's Firefox is getting promoted on one of the world's most popular Web pages, Google's Google.com home page, as the open-source browser continues its David-vs.-Goliath battle against Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

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Google Opens Calendar Beta

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Google late Wednesday opened up its much-anticipated Calendar service to the public in beta form, complete with Gmail integration and SMS notifications. Code-named CL2, the free service enables users to quickly add events and reminders, send invitations and share their calendar with others.

Google betas Firefox Toolbar version 2

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Moz/FF

Google released the beta version of its Toolbar for Firefox v2 Thursday. Toolbar for Firefox works on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows -- and in 16 languages, the company said. This new release includes feed integration with the Google Personalized Homepage and other feed readers.

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