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Chrome/Chromium Will Support Older, Non-TSYNC Linux Kernels

A few days ago it appeared Google began requiring new versions of the Linux kernel for Chrome/Chromium but now that it appears Google intends to continue supporting older versions of the Linux kernel but they've been hitting a bug.
10 March 2015 - Google Browser - 1 Comment

Chrome OS Switches To "Freon" Graphics Stack To Replace X11

Released this past week was Chrome OS 41 and besides having improved WiFi stability, updates to the guest mode wallpaper, and other changes, some Chrome OS devices have been updated to Google's new "Freon" graphics stack. Freon further removes X11 dependencies from Google's world and will yield performance improvements in the future. Freon isn't based directly on Wayland nor Mir.
8 March 2015 - Chrome OS Freon - 67 Comments

Chrome/Chromium To Require Newer Version Of Linux Kernel

Those using the bleeding-edge version of Google's Chrome/Chromium web-browser are discovering you need to be using a relatively new version of the Linux kernel to avoid issues.
8 March 2015 - Linux 3.16+ - 32 Comments

X.Org & Other Organizations Accepted For GSoC 2015

For student developers looking to do some summer coding, the list of accepted organizations for Google's 2015 Summer of Code initiative has been published.
4 March 2015 - GSoC 2015 - 2 Comments

Google Chrome Going Ahead With Removing SPDY In Favor Of HTTP/2

In a Chromium blog post today, Google is saying goodbye to the SPDY protocol in favor of HTTP/2.
9 February 2015 - SPDY To Leave - 10 Comments

Linux Users Upset By Chromium's Busted HiDPI Support

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 - 67 Comments

Faster VP9 Decoding Is On The Horizon

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

Chrome 41 Beta Brings New Developer Features

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 Is Making It Easier To SSH Your Chromebook, Load Linux

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 - 17 Comments

Chrome 40 Beta Brings Service Workers

Google's web browser developers have announced the beta release today of Chrome/Chromium 40.
4 December 2014 - Chromium 40 - 9 Comments

Google Puts Chrome NPAPI Support On Final Countdown

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 Chrome 39 Brings Mostly Internal Changes

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 To Move From Mercurial To GitHub

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

Google's Blink WebKit Engine Fork Is Doing Great

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

Go 1.4 Beta Release Brings Big Runtime Changes

Google's Go language implementation is now in beta for the upcoming 1.4 major release.
30 October 2014 - Go 1.4

Google Backtracks & Re-Enables EXT3/4 File-System Support In Chrome OS

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

Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nexus 6 & Nexus 9 Announced

Google has out a slew of announcements today concerning Android and its Nexus product line.
15 October 2014 - Nexus - 42 Comments

ChromeOS Drops Support For EXT2/EXT3/EXT4 File-Systems

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

Intel Works On Ozone-GBM For Full-Screen Chromium w/ Hardware Acceleration

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

Chrome 39 Beta Has JS Generators, Web Animation Improvements

The latest beta release of Google's Chrome/Chromium web browser is now available with new features.
9 October 2014 - Chrome 39

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