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Google kills Picasa for Linux

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by jschuhr, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. jschuhr

    jschuhr Guest

    Part of the house cleaning that Google is doing with killing projects, is to discontinue Picasa for Linux. I think it's both a shame and an annoyance. I quite like Picasa and I don't like seeing a company like Google walk away from the Linux community like this. It's funny that I was thinking just yesterday that they should open-source Picasa.

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  2. pane-free

    pane-free Guest

    And just when I thought Google may be showing it is not going to be like MS! I guess Seattle is too close to Redmond (or vice-versa). Too bad . . .

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  3. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Bah. :(

    I remember when they used to have google.com/linux
  4. DaReaper

    DaReaper Guest

    Google's been erasing a lot of it's own creations and some of the stuff that it had bought. The fact that it's a giant firm and it's finances are capable to support buying more and creating unwanted stuff keeps it running.

    Google earns from one place and destroys the one from where it doesn't. But the case here is it's probably just wanting to keep away from it's competitors since Chrome OS has yet to grow.
  5. Darwin

    Darwin Guest

    And Edmonton *Snigger*
  6. Google have decided to kill the Linux version of Picasa. Now you have to download Wine separately and install Picasa on your own. I think they did this because they also ran it on Wine. But it’s not a good thing to do this to Linux!

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