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Google releases Linux repositories

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tectonic.co.za: Search giant Google has finally launched a repository of its software for Linux users. The repository will house the latest Linux versions of its software and make it easier for Linux users to keep up to date.

Picasa 3 (beta) for Linux released

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Software

googlephotos.blogspot: We're proud to announce the public beta of Picasa 3.0 for Linux. With version 3, Picasa adds improved Linux desktop integration. For instance, it now uses your preferred file manager, and you can use your preferred email program to send photos directly from Picasa.

2001: A search odyssey

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googleblog.blogspot: Now that we're a decade old, we figured we're long overdue for some spring cleaning. We started digging around our basement and found all kinds of junk: old Swedish fish, pigeon poop, Klingon translation books. Amazingly enough, hidden in a corner beneath Larry's and Sergey's original lab coats, we found a vintage search index in mint condition. We dusted it off and took it for a spin, gobsmacked to see how different the web was in early 2001.

Breaking News: Googlephone to Debut on September 23

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junauza.com: It's official. Telecom giant T-Mobile will hold a press conference in New York this September 23 to announce the very first Android-powered mobile phone, the HTC Dream. The highly anticipated phone is expected to be in the hands of consumers this October.

Chrome uses Microsoft code

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theinquirer.net: WHILE GOOGLE has acknowledged that its Chrome Web browser owes a lot to Open Source projects, Firefox and WebKit, it failed to mention the input from that great supporter od open saucing... Microsoft.

Google pledges 9 month anonymity on data

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techradar.com: Google has responded to mounting EU pressure on privacy by stating it will 'anonymize' users' IP addresses after nine months.

A First Extraction Of Chromium

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Software

heise-online.co.uk: Chrome is not Google's new open source browser. Chromium is Google's new open source browser. The initial release and supporting documentation usually hint at how well developed the project will be. With that in mind, heise online UK set out to build Chromium from the available source code and see how difficult the process was.

Ars on Google at 10 years old

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OSS

arstechnica.com: Just 10 years ago, most tech analysts believed that the future was Microsoft’s. Not only that, but on many editorial pages, Microsoft already owned the present. Google has proven that competitors can come out of nowhere and change the game.

Chrome being polished for Mac and Linux

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pcpro.co.uk: Google has revealed that it is "actively working" on bringing its Chrome browser to Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. Writing on its Mac development blog, the company claims that Mac and Linux engineers joined the team early in the process.

Chromium - Open Source Chrome

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  • The other Chrome: Chromium

  • Chromium - Open Source Chrome
  • Chromium Linux Build Instructions?

Will Chrome lead to Google Linux?

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dvorak.org/blog: Googlers gah-gah over the Google Chrome browser. Will Microsoft be affected? I think not. Chrome is more of a competitor to Safari than anything else. I think it leads to the Google OS.

Also: Google Chrome: Good or evil?

Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

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  • Google unveils Chrome source code and Linux port

  • If Google’s new browser isn’t even available on Linux, why is this great news for Linux
  • First look at Google Chrome
  • Hands on: Google Chrome review
  • Chrome - first impressions
  • Hands-On With Chrome: Clean and Crisp, But Needs Extensions
  • LIVE, from Google Chrome Demo
  • Why I won’t be using Google’s Chrome much
  • Intuitive system that guards against irritating crashes
  • Google Chrome Memory Usage
  • Google Chrome is insanely fast … faster than Firefox 3.0
  • Google Chrome: Steal this browser
  • Can Google not do evil?

Google To Launch New Open Source Web Browser

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Software
  • Google To Launch New Web Browser Chrome Tomorrow; Open Source

  • Google to Release Web Browser Tuesday
  • Google plans bold new browser, "Chrome", based on Webkit
  • Google Ignites a New Browser War With Microsoft By Unveiling One of its Own This Week
  • Google Chrome, Google’s Browser Project
  • Inside Google’s Open Source Browser
  • Is Google Chrome an IE/Firefox/Opera/Safari killer?
  • Google comic announces new open source browser
  • Google to launch browser to battle IE; Is Firefox a target or tag-team partner?
  • Google unveils Chrome: its own web browser
  • Google plans to launch web browser: report
  • Thoughts on Chrome & More
  • Google plans 'Chrome' browser
  • Why is Google Releasing a Browser?
  • A fresh take on the browser

Open source finally blooms at Google

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OSS

Matt Asay: For all the bile that I and others have spewed at Google over the years for its adoption of open source, with little in the way of contributions back, it's amazing to see the trickle of open source from Google turn into an absolute flood.

Google closed source app engine does evil

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itwire.com: This time Google App Engine gives the great promise of letting you serve your own applications to the world using the grunt of Google-powered machinery. However, it’s not the saviour it purports to be, perverting the open source way.

Also: Google says “sod it... lets do a bit of evil”
And: Google Earth 4.3

Google Seeks to Organize All of Human Ignorance

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Humor

blogs.pcworld: Having organized all of human knowledge, Google has announced plans to organize all of human ignorance. Admittedly, human ignorance is vast -- perhaps unlimited – but our goal is to organize all of it. Consistent with our mobile strategy, we aim to provide anytime, anywhere ignorance.

Also: Introducing Gmail Custom Time
And: Announcing Project Virgle

Google urges ISO to give thumbs-down to Microsoft Open XML

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Microsoft

news.com: The head of Google's open-source programs on Monday urged international delegates to vote against certifying Office Open XML as an ISO standard, saying the Microsoft-led effort poses a risk to users who want unfettered access to documents.

Also: Microsoft gets another shot at XML standard

Google behind Photoshop's new Linux compatibility

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Software

apcmag.com: Google recently confirmed in a blog posting that it had paid Codeweavers to help develop WINE to make Photoshop usable on the well-regarded but still somewhat unpredictable software package, which aims to replicate Windows libraries to enable popular Windows applications run in a Linux environment.

Google toys with Digg-like voting to prioritize search results

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tech.blorge.com: Though Google is at the top of the search engine food chain, the mega site is taking a page from successful social indexing sites like Digg by testing out a new feature that will allow users to vote up their favorite search results.

Google Android Screenshots & Video

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cybernetnews: As expected Google released their Android Software Development Kit (SDK) today. It provides all of the tools needed to start creating applications that run on the next generation mobile operating system, and Google is getting their checkbooks out to help ensure that Android won’t be a flop…

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