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Dell in talks to ship Chrome OS netbooks

Dell today confirmed that it was in talks with Google to ship Chrome OS on its netbooks. The company’s president of Greater China and South Asia, Amit Midha, said that Dell devices were in development although he didn’t add any detail. Google’s Chrome OS is a Linux-based web-focused operating system that is intended for ultra-portable […]

Google hits geek paydirt with command-line tools

June 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , , ,

Forget web applications, the future is the command line! Google releases a command-line tool for controlling services such as YouTube, Blogger, Google Docs and Calendar. And judging by user response, the command line is still cool. GoogleCL is a pure Python application that uses the Python gdata libraries to make Google Data API calls from […]

Firefox 4 gets WebM support

June 9th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , ,

WebM, the open source video codec, has landed in development versions of Firefox 4. Support for the new format should appear in nightly builds from tonight onwards.

Chromium to be default browser for Ubuntu 10.10 UNR

June 9th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , , , ,

Google’s Chromium browser will be the new default browser for the 10.10 release of Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR), replacing Firefox.

Google updates WebM licensing

June 7th, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

Google’s WebM project has switched licenses to bring its free video codec in line with standard open source licences.

Chrome gets WebM video support

June 4th, 2010 | 1 Comment » Tags: , , , , ,

The most recent development release of Google’s Chrome browser now includes WebM, the open source video technology.

Is Google phasing out Microsoft Windows?

June 1st, 2010 | No Comments » Tags: , , ,

The search giant is reportedly phasing out the use of Microsoft Windows because of security concerns with new employees being given a choice of Mac OS X or Linux.

Google releases Linux, Mac versions of Chrome browser

June 5th, 2009 | 1 Comment » Tags: , ,

The Google team yesterday announced the release of Linux and Mac OS X versions of its Chrome browser. The pre-beta developer builds of the browser can be downloaded now but the developer teams warns that the browser is not meant for general use.

Google backs open source security team

May 7th, 2008 | 1 Comment » Tags: ,

Throwing some of its not-inconsiderable weight behind open source software, Google has joined oCert, or the open source computer emergency response team. oCert is a volunteer organisation of security professionals that aims to co-ordinate responses to security threats in the open source software world, much like the national Cert bodies such as US-Cert.

SA translation project selected by Google

March 18th, 2008 | No Comments » Tags:

Translate.org.za has had two of its projects included in the Google Summer of Code. South Africa-based Translate.org.za is a localisation organisation working to translate free software into all South African languages. As part of its work the organisation produces a range of tools to aid in language translation and it is two of these that […]

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