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Google is Supporting Operating System (gOS)

gOS was introduced by Everex, a midtier PC vendor, in its inexpensive Green gPC TC2502 computer in late October. This cheap computer is sold for $198 at Wal-Mart stores and online at walmart.com.


The operating system is based, like so many desktop Linux’s such as Mint, on Ubuntu. In gOS’ case, it’s built on top of the newly released Ubuntu 7.10 Linux. It includes the usual array of open-source software that users have learned to expect from a Linux desktop such as popular applications from Firefox, Skype and OpenOffice.org. The one difference that Linux users will notice immediately about it is that it uses the Enlightenment E17 desktop interface with a Google-centric theme instead of the far more common KDE or GNOME desktops.
In an interview with a Linux blog, gOS founder David Liu makes it clear that ease of use was at the top of his mind when he helped create gOS. “Basically it has to do with the Ubuntu community and vision. I like their mantra ‘Linux for human beings.’ I wanted to take it further, more like ‘Linux for human beings who shop at Wal-Mart’ (… ‘and who probably have never heard of Linux’).”
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  1. linuxcrayon
    February 17, 2008 at 8:14 am

    Except one problem. gOS doesn’t stand for Google OS and gOS Ltd is not affiliated with or backed by Google.

  2. mohamedoz
    February 17, 2008 at 9:54 am

    Thank you for clarify that for me..I edit the title

  3. March 24, 2008 at 11:48 am

    i am gonna show this to my friend, guy

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