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Btrfs Gets Talked Up, Googler Encourages You To Try Btrfs

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

It's Now Possible To Play Netflix Natively On Linux Without Wine Plug-Ins

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

Chrome 37 Beta Adds The Dialog Tag, Other Changes

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 Announces "Project Zero" To Improve Web Security

Google this morning announced their latest initiative: Project Zero, an effort to improve web security for everyone.
15 July 2014 - Project Zero - 14 Comments

Google's Dart Language Approved By The ECMA

Ecma International has approved Google's Dart web programming language as the latest ECMA standard.
8 July 2014 - ECMA-408 - 33 Comments

Sailfish OS EA3 For The Google Nexus 4 Adds The Jolla Store

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

Google Is Maintaining A "BoringSSL" Fork Of OpenSSL

A Google engineer has went public on Google's fork of OpenSSL that is tentatively dubbed BoringSSL.
21 June 2014 - BoringSSL - 11 Comments

Google's Chrome 36 Enters Beta With New Features

Hot off the release of Google Chrome 35, Chrome 36 is now in beta.
22 May 2014 - Chrome 36

Android-x86 4.4 RC2 Released

The 4.4 "KitKat" release of Android for x86 platforms is nearly ready for the public!
21 May 2014 - Android x86 - 17 Comments

Chrome 35 Released With Aura Replacing GTK+

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 Open-Sources Their AutoFDO Profile Toolchain

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

Google Web Designer Is Now Natively Available On Linux

Last year Google unveiled the Google Web Designer as a program to put out clean, human-readable HTML5 code and this WYSIWYG editor can take advantage of the full realm of new HTML5 and JavaScript possibilities. That tool for web developers is now finally available to Linux users.
23 April 2014 - HTML5 Web Design - 11 Comments

Google Is Financing A Lot Of Great Open-Source Work This Summer

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

X.Org, Mesa, Wayland Have Interesting Summer Projects

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

Chromium Browser Going Through Growing Pains In Ubuntu 14.04

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

Google Chrome 35 Beta Adds New Features

Two days after the Chrome 34 debut, Google has announced the first beta of Chromium 35 Beta.
10 April 2014 - Chromium - 10 Comments

Chrome 34 Release Supports Responsive Images & More

Google officially released the Chrome 34 web-browser this afternoon and with it comes new features.
8 April 2014 - Chrome 34 - 2 Comments

Google's Blink WebKit-Fork Is Now One Year Old

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 OS Is Now Available For Google's Nexus 4

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

Google Continues Pushing Its WebP Image Format

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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