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.
Google has out a slew of announcements today concerning Android and its Nexus product line.
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.
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.
The latest beta release of Google's Chrome/Chromium web browser is now available with new features.
Google will begin warning users when accessing HTTPS sites whose certificate chains are using SHA-1, due to this cryptographic hash algorithm being weak.
Google released Chrome 37 as stable on Tuesday and with this update comes more fixes and other improvements.
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.
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.
Google has put out the first beta of their Chrome 37 web-browser for all major platforms.
Google this morning announced their latest initiative: Project Zero, an effort to improve web security for everyone.
Ecma International has approved Google's Dart web programming language as the latest ECMA standard.
The third "early adopter" release of Jolla's Sailfish OS platform is now available for Google's Nexus 4 "Mako" smart-phone.
A Google engineer has went public on Google's fork of OpenSSL that is tentatively dubbed BoringSSL.
Hot off the release of Google Chrome 35, Chrome 36 is now in beta.
The 4.4 "KitKat" release of Android for x86 platforms is nearly ready for the public!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Google's open-source Chromium browser is in a bit of a bad shape for this week's release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Two days after the Chrome 34 debut, Google has announced the first beta of Chromium 35 Beta.
Google officially released the Chrome 34 web-browser this afternoon and with it comes new features.
The Blink web-browser rendering engine that was forked from WebKit is now one year old.
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.
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.
Google will finally be migrating from GTK2 to their own Aura UI code with a target of Chrome/Chromium 35.
Due to notorious Linux graphics drivers, Google developers working on Chrome/Chromium aren't looking to enable hardware video acceleration by default anytime soon. The problem ultimately comes down to poor Linux graphics drivers.
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