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This week at LinuxCon North America in Chicago is a presentation by Google's Marc Merlin that's entitled "Why you should consider using btrfs, real COW snapshots and file level incremental server OS upgrades like Google does." The presentation does a good job at looking at the state of Btrfs on Linux and comparing it to ZFS.
19 August 2014 - Btrfs - 69 Comments
Going back for a few years it's been possible to play Netflix movies on Linux using some hacks like with running Microsoft Silverlight on a modified version of Wine. More recently, Pipelight has been working out well as a easy-to-use solution for getting Netflix movies to play on Linux web-browsers, albeit it's still not a native experience. Fortunately, times are quickly changing.
9 August 2014 - Netflix On Linux - 55 Comments
Google has put out the first beta of their Chrome 37 web-browser for all major platforms.
17 July 2014 - Chrome 37 - 2 Comments
Google this morning announced their latest initiative: Project Zero, an effort to improve web security for everyone.
15 July 2014 - Project Zero - 14 Comments
Ecma International has approved Google's Dart web programming language as the latest ECMA standard.
8 July 2014 - ECMA-408 - 33 Comments
The third "early adopter" release of Jolla's Sailfish OS platform is now available for Google's Nexus 4 "Mako" smart-phone.
23 June 2014 - Sailfish OS - 7 Comments
A Google engineer has went public on Google's fork of OpenSSL that is tentatively dubbed BoringSSL.
21 June 2014 - BoringSSL - 11 Comments
Hot off the release of Google Chrome 35, Chrome 36 is now in beta.
22 May 2014 - Chrome 36
The 4.4 "KitKat" release of Android for x86 platforms is nearly ready for the public!
21 May 2014 - Android x86 - 17 Comments
Google has released Chrome 35 today for Windows, OS X, and Linux platforms. Special about the Linux version of Chrome 35 is that it replaces the GTK interface with their in-house Aura system.
20 May 2014 - Aura - 36 Comments
Google has open-sourced their toolchain for providing automatic feedback-directed optimizations from perf data profiles to what can be used by GCC and LLVM.
7 May 2014 - AutoFDO - 1 Comment
23 April 2014 - HTML5 Web Design - 11 Comments
Google just announced their list of accepted student projects for this year's Google Summer of Code. After going through all of the projects on the list for the different upstream open-source projects involved, there's a ton of improvements to be worked on by students this summer and financed by Google. This is perhaps the most exciting Google Summer of Code ever.
21 April 2014 - Google Summer of Code - 3 Comments
Google has published today their list of accepted student proposals for various open-source organizations to work on this summer... The X.Org Foundation work, which includes work to Mesa and Wayland, has seven projects to be tackled.
21 April 2014 - GSoC - 6 Comments
Google's open-source Chromium browser is in a bit of a bad shape for this week's release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
16 April 2014 - Chromium - 42 Comments
Two days after the Chrome 34 debut, Google has announced the first beta of Chromium 35 Beta.
10 April 2014 - Chromium - 10 Comments
Google officially released the Chrome 34 web-browser this afternoon and with it comes new features.
8 April 2014 - Chrome 34 - 2 Comments
The Blink web-browser rendering engine that was forked from WebKit is now one year old.
3 April 2014 - Blink - 1 Comment
Jolla's Sailfish operating system is now available for those that wish to run their ported Mer-based mobile Linux platform on Google Nexus 4 smart-phones.
28 March 2014 - Sailfish - 26 Comments
For web developers and server administrators, Google's Chromium blog has out an update on the adoption of the WebP image format within the Internet giant.
22 March 2014 - WebP - 23 Comments
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