We've seen plenty of skirmishes come and go already, of course, but the latest example -- in which that thinly veiled and proprietary minded entity known as "Rockstar" is suing Google and other Android users -- is being called nothing short of "thermonuclear" war.
The expression, of course, hearkens back to the words of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who considered Android a "stolen product." Now, Rockstar -- which, not coincidentally, includes Apple -- appears to be making good on Jobs' combative words.
maketecheasier.com: You know that you have developed something big when your service becomes a verb. While there are plenty of search engines on the scene, it’s Google more often than not is the preferred choice. We don’t Bing or Yahoo for information. We “Google” it. But is the service still the same after all these years?
zdnet.com: Yes, the PC market is going to hell in a hand-basket -- except for the sub-$300 market where the Linux-based Chromebook is leading the way to growth.
ostatic.com: There are some huge announcements this week affecting the plumbing of Internet browsers from leading players, including Mozilla and Google.
intomobile.com: Ubuntu could easily emerge as a force to reckon with in the mobile industry. Perhaps a stand-alone Ubuntu platform won’t succeed (cause it lacks major backers), but Ubuntu for Android definitely has a chance.
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linuxadvocates.com: Ubuntu, ChromeOS, and SuSE, are the only commercial Distros which are marketing Linux Desktop systems. With the exception of Chromebook, none is doing measurably well in the U.S. market.
theregister.co.uk: Google is moving the default software for its rentable cloud servers from a custom version of Linux to Debian.
zdnet.com: Many people know that Chrome OS is based on Linux. But where did Google's operating system actually come from -- and what is it made of today? Here's its story.
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.
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.
lunduke.com: Google has decided, today, that RadicalBreeze.com contains malware. The only thing available from RadicalBreeze.com is Illumination Software Creator.
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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.
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.
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".
noctslackv1.wordpress: Well, my experiment with G+ and social networking has come to its end tonight.
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.
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.