Google is planning to bring its personal computer operating system, Chrome OS, to its mobile operating system, Android. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new operating system will be unveiled in 2017, but users can expect a preview of the early version by next year.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, recently told analysts that “mobile as a computing paradigm is eventually going to blend with what we think of as desktop today,” the WSJ reported.

The move mirrors Microsoft’s recent move, which was to provide one operating system for its desktop and mobile devices.

Those who pirated Windows software can now come clean
Microsoft is ready to forgive those who have pirated Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

Yesterday, Microsoft said that it will run an experiment to offer those who have pirated the chance to download a licensed copy from Microsoft itself, or use a code from a third-party reseller, according to PCWorld.

PCWorld also reported that Microsoft originally said that users with pirated Windows 7 or 8.1 copies would be able to upgrade to Windows, 10, but they would still be running an unlicensed copy.

User Groups on Slack makes developer lives easier
Slack’s new User Groups makes team administrators’ and developers’ lives easier, according to Slack’s blog.

New API methods allow for programmatic group creation and management, allowing developers to map an organization’s structure in other tools in their Slack setup.