Tim Bray, former Google employee, currently working at Amazon, writes:
I think Google has stopped indexing the older parts of the Web. I think I can prove it. Google’s competition is doing better.
It’s an interesting theory for sure, but it seems hard to back this up with any tangible evidence. How would you even test this? You can pick specific web sites to test this with, but that will always be an incredibly small infinitesimally, unbelievably small subset of web sites, and there’s no way to extrapolate any of that to the web as a whole. To make matters worse, Google tailors search results to the information they have on you, making this even harder.
Linus Torvalds has decided that Linux 4.15 needs a ninth release candidate, making it the first kernel release to need that much work since 2011. Torvalds flagged up the possibility of an extra release candidate last week, with the caveat that “it obviously requires this upcoming week to not come with any huge surprises” after “all the Meltdown and Spectre hoopla” made his job rather more complicated in recent weeks. Fast-forward another week and Torvalds has announced “I really really wanted to just release 4.15 today, but things haven’t calmed down enough for me to feel comfy about it.”
Jan 24, 2016 … With Linux 4.5-rc1 expected for release today that will mark the end of this cycle’s merge window, here is a look at the new features and improved functionality present for this major Linux kernel release that will then be officially christened in about two months time. The Linux 4.5 merge window was yet …
Google pada tahun lalu meluncurkan platform Android Go, sistem operasi yang ditujukan untuk ponsel kelas entry level. Kali ini, Google meluncurkan keyboard Gboard Go untuk perangkat yang menjalankan Android 8.1 Oreo dan memiliki RAM rendah.
Versi penuh Gboard membutuhkan ruang sebesar 70MB, sedangkan Gboard Go hanya perlu 40MB. Aplikasi buatan Google yang diberi tambahan “Go” di belakang menandakan versi ringan, mulai diperkenalkan tahun lalu. Saat ini, Google sudah memiliki YouTube Go dan Maps Go.
Situs Androidauthority melaporkan, versi ringan ini tampaknya akan membuat perbedaan ketimbang versi asli. Untuk versi Go, ada kemungkinan aplikasi tidak mendukung fitur GIF, stiker dan pencarian emoji.
Pada Desember 2017 dilaporkan, aplikasi keyboard Gboard Google telah mendapatkan update software di Android. Pembaruan tersebut membawakan beberapa fungsionalitas yang salah satunya mendukung penulisan tangan.
Saat penggunanya ingin menambahkan tulisan tangan cukup ketuk pada “Setelan Bahasa”, pilih bahasa yang diinginkan lalu pilih tulisan tangan sebagai layout.
Fungsi tersebut, sebagaimana dilaporkan Phone Arena, akan berguna untuk sistem abjad dan tulisan yang menampilkan ribuan tombol serta karakter. Urusan tata letaknya, kini telah mendukung di beberapa bahasa terpilih.
Dukungan telah diberikan kepada beberapa bahasa seperti Awadhi, Bambara, Bundeli, Emilian-Romagnol, Fulani, Gilaki, Hiligaynon, Jamaican Patois, Kumaoni, Lambadi, dan Lombard.
Kemudian ada pula Madurese, Minangkabau, Mazanderani, Nahuatl, Neapolitan, Norwegian (Nynorsk), Piedmontese, Sadri, Santali (Devanagari and Bengali), Sicilian, Sylheti, Venetian, dan Zazaki.
Pada Agustus lalu, Google mengumumkan bahwa Gboard telah mendukung 119 bahasa di dunia melalui dukungan 30 bahasa baru.
Guna melakukan penambahan bahasa, Google mempekerjakan mesin pembelajaran ke aplikasi Gboard. Dengan teknologi tersebut perusahaan yang bermarkas di Mountain View, California, itu bisa memiliki beragam bahasa di dunia.
For years now Google has used Ubuntu as the base for their own private in-house OS, Goobuntu, to what they are now calling gLinux, which will be based off the unstable Debian-Testing branch for Debian 10 “Buster.”
Using the testing branch of Debian does mean that the stability of the OS could be questioned, since Debian Stable is known as virtual unshakable, but Debian testing is almost the complete opposite at times.
During the announcement which was done at Debconf2017, Margarita Manterola, an engineer with Google, explained how packages will be rebuilt, and then tested. If a package is buggy or needs work, it will be patched and worked on by Google, before it is then inserted into the gLinux operating system.
So, if Google doesn’t skimp out on the testing and patching aspect of things, then they have the power of Debian testing, stabilized – a nice setup really.
With that said, gLinux again is a private and in-house OS used by Google, and is not something that will likely ever be released to the public.
Martin’s note: It appears, however, that Google plans to contribute to the Debian Project which will benefit the community.
Google has not made public what desktop environment will be used, leaving some to guess or theorize. I personally believe that either GNOME or Cinnamon will be used, given that GNOME is once again growing in popularity, and is very customizable.
However, I also wouldn’t be surprised if KDE could potentially be used, given its very advanced and already powerful tools such as the amazing File Manager, Dolphin.