Google Hates Desktop Linux!

Wrapping up

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Does Google really ignore desktop Linux?

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Google provides a desktop uploader for mass uploading of image files in Google Photos. You see, Linux got the boot again. Google has also ended support for Chrome browser on 32 bit Linux.

It would be unfair if I do not present you the other side of Google. The side that loves desktop Linux. Did I just say that? Yes, in fact, there are plenty. Does Google ignore desktop Linux or not? In my opinion, Google should not be ignoring Linux users in such a way because it gives a wrong indication that Linux users are not important enough.

While the community is always there to help Linux , support from big hot shots like Google is always appreciated. What do you think? You can quick vote your answer or use the comment box to voice your opinion. I am an avid Linux lover and Open Source enthusiast.

I use Ubuntu and believe in sharing knowledge. Apart from Linux, I love classic detective mysteries. I'm a huge fan of Agatha Christie's work. Other distros can get something close from WebCatalog. They want you to work with chrome on linux because its more secure and everything, as a cloud service, can be managed with the browser.

Also, the latest GNOME has the best level of integration of google services with the operating system. I tried google earth previously and was dismayed. And hence hail Microsoft and Apple. They will never develop apps for Desktop Linux. They are using in house Linux because of Windows licensing fees and no more. Alright, nice article but however, You are missing the Linux essence here, which is figure out yourself and use the shell. Your point of view is from noobuntu.

Let canonical do that. Its not just drive, its google chrome stable release that lags behind windows and macOs, at the time that i write this, Chrome on windows reached version 60, and on ubuntu its still on 59, about two weeks now.

And these kids nowdays?? WTF dude, do you really want more ppl to use Linux or not. Noobs using linux means more support needed for them, meaning more money canonical and the rest gets, more investments come into linux, more games, more apps for designers and shit. Sorry for my vocabulary but thats just stupid shit to say. Who cares about Chrome in Linux? More people yes, more noobs demanding a new windows- NO.

If you picked several different Linux distros at random, then chances are that the Linux kernel would be the only software component they have in common. The reverse is also true: In reality many distros include vendor-compiled binary drivers, also known as binary blobs, so really the question is: While many open source enthusiasts would agree that AOSP is far from an ideal open source project, its code is freely available for other people to modify and distribute.

However, the by default is important, as you can gain access to areas of your device that are normally closed off, by exploiting security flaws in the Android system, in a process known as rooting.

So, while Android is considerably less customizable than your typical Linux distribution, there are ways to gain access to the underlying operating system. So, circling back to our original question: Is Android a Linux distribution? Ultimately and frustratingly it all hinges on how you define a Linux distro. Is Android a Linux distro because it includes the Linux kernel?

Or does an operating system need to meet some additional criteria, in order to qualify as a Linux distro?

What is Linux?