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While Chromium is usually quick to advance technology-wise and the Chrome/Chromium developers tend to be caring toward Linux, the support for HiDPI displays with the web-browser on Linux appears to be in bad shape.
25 January 2015 - Chromium - 64 Comments
For those frustrated by the current lack of hardware supporting VP9 encode/decode and the slow decode speed when playing back VP9 content on the CPU, improvements are coming.
23 January 2015 - VP9 Decode - 30 Comments
Google's Chrome web-bowser is now up to version 41 in beta. This newest Chrome beta brings several new developer features.
22 January 2015 - Chrome 41
Google's Chromium team is making it easier to modify the software stack of your Chromebook, boot a Linux distribution from a USB drive, and carry out other tasks.
14 January 2015 - Chromebook Debugging Features - 16 Comments
Google's web browser developers have announced the beta release today of Chrome/Chromium 40.
4 December 2014 - Chromium 40 - 9 Comments
Google is moving towards the final steps in eliminating Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI) plug-in support from the Chrome/Chromium web browser.
24 November 2014 - NPAPI - 18 Comments
Google's Chrome web browser reached version 39 on Tuesday in its stable channel for all supported platforms.
19 November 2014 - Chrome 39 - 16 Comments
Google's Go programming language is five years old and now they've found it time to abandon Mercurial as their revision control system in favor of Git and moving to GitHub.
13 November 2014 - Hg To Git - 4 Comments
BlinkOn3 took place this past week in Mountain View as the latest conference focused on Blink, Google's web rendering/layout engine fork of WebKit.
8 November 2014 - BlinkOn3 - 11 Comments
Google's Go language implementation is now in beta for the upcoming 1.4 major release.
30 October 2014 - Go 1.4
Surprising a lot of readers a few days ago was word that Google was dropping support for EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 file-systems from its file manager within the Linux-based ChromeOS. Now, after receiving a lot of criticism, Google is adding back the support for these common Linux file-systems.
15 October 2014 - Flip-Flop - 41 Comments
Google has out a slew of announcements today concerning Android and its Nexus product line.
15 October 2014 - Nexus - 42 Comments
For the past year Google developers have been looking at dropping support for EXT* file-systems from ChromeOS while only today it's making the rounds on the Internet and of course Linux fans are enraged.
12 October 2014 - ChromeOS - 68 Comments
It's been a while since last hearing anything from Tiago Vignatti out of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center in Brazil but the Wayland-focused developer has recently been working on Ozone-GBM, a new target for this abstraction layer used by Google's Chrome/Chromium web-browser.
9 October 2014 - Ozone-GBM - 12 Comments
The latest beta release of Google's Chrome/Chromium web browser is now available with new features.
9 October 2014 - Chrome 39
Google will begin warning users when accessing HTTPS sites whose certificate chains are using SHA-1, due to this cryptographic hash algorithm being weak.
6 September 2014 - SHA-1 - 23 Comments
29 August 2014 - Chrome 38 Beta - 11 Comments
Google released Chrome 37 as stable on Tuesday and with this update comes more fixes and other improvements.
27 August 2014 - 50+ - 3 Comments
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 - 101 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 - 64 Comments
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