Ubuntu 10.04 also features faster boot speed and social network accommodations.
The commitment could help Flash and multimedia-rich apps evolve, an analyst declares.
Some observers pan the move, noting Google's support for Flash rival HTML5.
At OSBC, a company exec noted that Microsoft relies upon a diverse ecosystem that includes open source to satisfy customers.
Third-party developers can integrate with Google's own applications
The company claims its newest browser version is the fastest ever for Windows computers.
Goal is to give desktop and mobile users the same capabilities for AIR and Flash.
Semantic technologies help computers better understand information in order to provide better, more relevant search results.
The browser is now available in a "stable channel" version for Windows.
A Silicon Valley salon considers tech trends that are changing journalism -- and what happens next.