April 1, 2013

Vintage social networking

Before we had Facebook, Twitter, and every social networking service there is, we had our desk, the stuff on our desk and the outside window. How all this relates to modern social networking elements is quite similar in many ways. Our daily lives have been seamlessly integrated into social networking whether we realised it or not.

Google Chrome Drops Support for Ubuntu 10.04

But the news isn’t sudden. Ubuntu 10.04 comes to its ‘end of life’ later next month, having been supported by Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system, for 3 years since its release in April 2010.

Google Chrome is a popular browser choice on Ubuntu partly because it is the only way Linux users can get updated, bug-fix releases of the Adobe Flash plugin.

Ubuntu is a popular Linux distribution and the third most-used desktop operating system with over 22 million users across the world.

Chromium, the open-source base off of which Google Chrome is built, is likely to continue supporting Ubuntu 10.04 for a little while longer – but not indefinitely.
Google’s own internal Ubuntu-based operating system, nicknamed ‘Goobuntu’, is currently based on the 10.04 release. With the life of Ubuntu 10.04 coming to an end, it’s clear that Google either already have, or are in the process of, upgrading their employees to Ubuntu 12.04 – the most recent ‘Long Term Support’ release.

Google April Fools 2013

YouTube Shutting Down

Google kicked things off today with a video announcing that YouTube will no longer accept anymore entries starting midnight tonight through 2023. Why? Well after 8 years of uploads, it’s now time to go through all the videos and pick the winner of the best video. Of course it’s going to take a long time to go through each and every video to find the best one. They figured 10 years will be enough time to to declare the winner, but the problem is that you won’t be able to view any of the current videos when midnight strikes. The site will reopen when the winner is announced in 2013. Check out the video announcement below, which includes some cool cameos. I wonder which video would win?