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Try this if you fail to (re)install Google Picasa on Windows

Today I lost quite some time figuring out why Google Picasa did not work correctly. Even though the latest version *was* installed already it proposed to download and install an update.

So the recommended way to fix Picasa issues is to uninstall and reinstall. Unfortunately the uninstall went fine, but it wouldn't reinstall. Even when every possible Picasa directory was (temporarily for the sake of hypothesis) removed. To no avail.

Red Hat bugtracker indexed by Google

After my blog article 2 weeks ago, I am pleased to discover that Red Hat's bugtracker is now being indexed by Google. According to their robots.txt they started offering an index (sitemap) of bug reports to spiders since 23 december 2008.

So we can now search google for common problems and find Fedora, RHEL and CentOS specific bug reports (and solutions) just by using Google.

Kudos to Red Hat for making it possible !

Making Red Hat bugzilla indexable by Google

Based on Joshua Daniel Franklin's comment about searching Red Hat Bugzilla by Component I rediscovered a comment made by Anonymous.

This got me to think about something I remember discussing last LinuxTag during a Fedora dinner when Red Hat's Bugzilla was the subject. Currently RHbz is not indexed by Google and in my opinion this is hurting the Red Hat, Fedora, but also the CentOS community.

Improving CentOS download pagerank

I noticed that the fairly recent CentOS wiki download page does not end up in the top5 on Google when searching for "centos download" so why not reference the page here and see if that helps to seed Google and how fast ?