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When Google Stopped Doing Windows

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t's always a heart-warming occasion when some company or organization opts not to use Windows, and that's nothing if not an increasingly common phenomenon.

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Google just updated the license for their WebM Project to make it GPL-compatible.

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A couple of weeks ago Google announced their WebM project, which provided a free software implementation of their VP8 video codec and a license to exercise the patents the company held on the software.

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Mozilla Says It’s Totally Fine to Ship VP8/WebM, or They Wouldn’t Ship It

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Mozilla is not afraid of MPEG-LA and it will calmly support Google's new codec; perhaps so should everyone else

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Google gives Windows the boot and opts for Mac and Linux

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With Apples market share growth increasing you really dont see a lot of companies moving from Windows-based computers to Macs. Sure, you will find mixed environments, with Macs predominantly in the creative departments. But, you dont typically see a complete departure from Windows. Well, Google is making the move from Windows based computers to Macs and Linux based computers.

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Google to Make WebM GPL Compatible — Claim

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Software patents FUD withstanding, the status of WebM as a Free/open source project is being actively addressed

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Mozilla and Opera call for Google open codec in HTML5 spec

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One week after Google open sourced its $124.6m VP8 video codec, Mozilla and Opera have called for its inclusion in the still-gestating HTML5 specification. As it stands, the HTML5 spec does not specify a video codec. Browser makers are free to use any codec they like, and the big names are split between the patent-backed H.264 and the open source Ogg Theora.

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Google ditches Windows on security concerns

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Google is phasing out the internal use of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.

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Google announces Font API and Font Directory

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At this year's Google I/O developer conference, Google announced the availability of a collection of high quality open source fonts for the web in the Google Font Directory and the Google Font API

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WebM applauded but doubts persist

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Google's open sourcing of the VP8 codec as part of the WebM project has been applauded by companies and organisations around the world, but doubts persist about the code, the licence and patents

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EU: NoSoftwarePatents and FFII Respond to Google’s VP8 Announcement

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Initial announcement, interpretation, and comments about the good news from Google

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Free Software Foundation statement on WebM and VP8

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From today, users will be able to download and install free software to play and encode the new WebM format. WebM is based on the Matroska container format -- replacing Ogg -- and the VP8 video codec which replaces Theora. Crucially, the Vorbis audio codec is part of the new WebM specification.

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Google Open Sources VP8 Video Codec, Packs It Into WebM Video Format - Already Available On YouTube

http://www.webupd8.org

As you probably know, a Google I/O conference was held today and a lot of blogs said they will announce big things. And big it was: Google officially announced the release of an open source, royalty-free video format called WebM which will be using the VP8 codec Google aquired from On2 as well as Vorbis audio.

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Dear Google: Please Abolish Software Patents, Don’t ‘Donate’ Patent ‘Protection’

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Google is playing "patent God" by acquiring a monopoly on MapReduce and then pardoning those who worship its feet and don't pose a commercial threat

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End of the Desktop? Google Backs WebGL

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Stick a fork in the desktop, it's done! Recently Google demoed a port of Quake II to WebGL and HTML5, showing that even first person shooters are suitable applications to run in the browser. While the tide isn't going to turn all at once, it seems more likely than ever that a browser-based desktop is a viable option and ultimately the way many users will experience all applications.

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Why Mobile Patents are Such a Mess

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Everybody's suing everybody! ... None of the major companies really seem to take patents seriously. ... And why should they take patents serious? The United States Patent and Trademark Office grants patents for vague ideas, obvious processes and usage models and even the most mundane software user interface conventions.

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