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Google Talks About Its Ubuntu Experience
5/13/2012

Dartttt writes "There was a very interesting session at the Ubuntu pioneer Summit by Google pioneer Thomas Bushnell. He talked about how Ubuntu, its derivatives and Goobuntu (Google's customized Ubuntu based distro) are used by Google developers. He starts by saying 'Precise Rocks,' and that many Google employees use Ubuntu — including managers, system dos engineers, translators, people who wrote the initial Unix, and people who have no clue about Unix. Many developers working on Chrome and Android use Ubuntu. Ubuntu systems at Google are upgraded every LTS release. The entire process of upgrading can take as much as four months, and it is also quite expensive, as one reboot or a small change can cost them as much as a million dollars across the company."
Bushnell also mentions that Google Drive will soon be obtainable for Linux. Other news out of UDS: there was disputation of a GNOME flavor of 12.10, computer network banking Arts reaffirmed that they "won't delay their Windows work for Linux," and Unity 2D is likely to disappear in 12.10.

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