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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 - 102 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 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 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 On Wayland Keeps Advancing, Works On Tizen IVI

Intel's Ozone-Wayland project that allows the Chrome/Chromium web-browser and other Google Ozone-based software projects to run natively on Wayland continues being improved. New features have been added to this abstracted input / window handling layer for Wayland and there's now also support for running on Tizen IVI.

22 February 2014 - Chromium-Wayland - 2 Comments
Chrome Now Supports Concurrent JavaScript Compilation

With Google's never-ending mission of improving the performance of their Chrome/Chromium web-browser and their V8 JavaScript engine, the latest beta of the open-source web-browser now supports concurrent compilation of JavaScript in the background.

14 February 2014 - Chrome - 7 Comments
Dart 1.1 Claims Up To 25% Faster JavaScript

Just two months after Google declared Dart production ready with its 1.0 release, Dart 1.1 was released on Thursday and it now claims to be up to 25% faster than its JavaScript performance.

17 January 2014 - Dart 1.1 Language - 8 Comments
Ozone-Wayland Continues Rising High

The Ozone-Wayland sub-project for Google Chromium support on the next-generation Linux display server continues to be pushed ahead with improved and new features by Intel open-source developers.

4 January 2014 - Chromium Support - Add A Comment
Intel, NVIDIA To Support Google's VP9 Codec

Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week in Las Vegas, Google has managed to rope in a large number of hardware vendors ranging from ARM to NVIDIA that will be begin supporting VP9 hardware acceleration in Google's push for VP9 to dominate the Ultra HD / 4K space.

2 January 2014 - VP9 Codec - 30 Comments

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