To crash Google Chrome on purpose, simply paste about:% into the address bar. Once you do that Google Chrome will automatically crash and show you a option to restart.

Google Chrome Easter Egg, Make it Crash For Fun

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Wow I could not imagine $300 million going to waste in such a way, this is the first Ad featuring Seinfield and Bill Gates. Seinfield has been paid a fee of $10 million to promote Microsoft and this ad was really over the top, over the top of the head I would say.


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Free software promotes sharing, kindness and humanity towards others, which is what Ubuntu the operating system represents. Instead of illegally sharing software you know nothing about and barely trust, running into the risk of being thrown in prison, why not simply use free software? People say it’s impractical. How will a company that makes free sofware earn money and sustain? Who will work for free?To understand how to, lets consider the two simple alternatives when I write a software;

1. I’m evil. I close up the software, don’t release the source code, don’t tell anyone how it works and sell it at a high price. People will find ways around paying for my software and piracy will prevail. But I’ll earn anyway and people will abuse me if the software doesn’t work. I become greedy for more money, write some malicious code into the software to steal people’s credit card numbers and distribute it again. Since nobody has access to the source code, nobody can actually prove that their credit card numbers are being stolen. They just have a gut feeling. People start hating me and each other for sharing the software in the first place.
2. I’m not evil. I release the source code along with the software and license it using a free software license like the GNU General Public License, BSD license or MIT license.

How free software makes money!

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“Google is saving sensitive data and has to handle them with care” – Andreas Zeller, free translated.
According to this post on pro-linux.de, Google’s new web Browser Chrome delivers your browsing behaviour to Google’s servers.
With installing, you get an unique ID. Like many Browsers, Chrome saves your browsing history. Unlike, its sends it to the Servers, “to improve browsing web and to make more intelligent recommendations”.
The target of Google’s Chrome is not to win the Browser-war, its targeting on improving the Web Browsers, that control these Applications better.

This says hjb@pro-linux.de in his article. Okay. This Person says that. So if Google’s submitting our data, why do we use Chrome then? We all know this, and the people who want to browse without making their data public are protecting it! When you want your data to be protected, then protect it!

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Picasa 3.0 beta announced!

September 3, 2008

I fell in love with the picture management software Picasa about two years ago. Google has just announced the next version, Picasa 3

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A little caption out of Google’s Blog:

A little over two years ago, we launched Picasa Web Albums to make publishing photos online easy. Now Picasa Web Albums hosts billions of online photos from around the globe, with users adding millions of new snapshots every day. Each of these photos records a different moment, or a different perspective, but one thing they all have in common is that in each case, the person behind the camera wanted to share their experience with a friend, their extended family, or maybe the world.

For starters, there’s a brand-new feature called “name tags” in Picasa Web Albums that helps you quickly label all the people in your photos, so you can organize and share your photos based on who’s in the picture. Name tags uses advanced technology to automatically group similar faces together. That way, you can quickly label all the people you care about in your photo collection. Once you’ve labeled your photos, it’s then a snap to do things like create a slideshow with every picture of you and your best friend, or easily share party photos with everybody who appears in that photo album.


 

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Games Repository: Playdeb.net

September 3, 2008

The package website getdeb.net recently launched their games repository playdeb.net wich makes it easy to fin and install games in Ubuntu Linux.

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A fresh take on the browser

September 2, 2008

thanks to MoPedia.co.uk

Googles Official Blog announced the release of their Browser Chrome.

So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web.

As we believe in access to information for everyone, we’ve now made the comic publicly available — you can find it here. We will be launching the beta version of Google Chrome tomorrow in more than 100 countries.

All of us at Google spend much of our time working inside a browser. We search, chat, email and collaborate in a browser. And in our spare time, we shop, bank, read news and keep in touch with friends — all using a browser. Because we spend so much time online, we began seriously thinking about what kind of browser could exist if we started from scratch and built on the best elements out there. We realized that the web had evolved from mainly simple text pages to rich, interactive applications and that we needed to completely rethink the browser. What we really needed was not just a browser, but also a modern platform for web pages and applications, and that’s what we set out to build.

On the surface, we designed a browser window that is streamlined and simple. To most people, it isn’t the browser that matters. It’s only a tool to run the important stuff — the pages, sites and applications that make up the web. Like the classic Google homepage, Google Chrome is clean and fast. It gets out of your way and gets you where you want to go.

This is just the beginning — Google Chrome is far from done. We’re releasing this beta for Windows to start the broader discussion and hear from you as quickly as possible. We’re hard at work building versions for Mac and Linux too, and will continue to make it even faster and more robust.

The web gets better with more options and innovation. Google Chrome is another option, and we hope it contributes to making the web even better.

So check in again tomorrow to try Google Chrome for yourself. We’ll post an update here as soon as it’s ready.

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