Thursday, February 21, 2008

Google + Linux = gOS

For some time, a rumor is making rounds that Google is preparing to launch their own operating system. Some speculate that it will be launched in 2010. (Honestly, I don't understand how people come up with such dates, specially when Google hasn't said anything about it.) It's unsure when Google will come up with an OS, if at all, but for now an organization called Good OS LLC has come up with their own version of a Google operating system called gOS.

gOS logogOS is based on the Ubuntu 7.10 and runs the Enlightenment E17 window manager. There is no KDE or Gnome. Just like any other Linux distro, you will find all essential applications in gOS with special focus on Google's applications. gOS gives one click access to Google services like GMail, Google News, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Maps, YouTube and Blogger. gOS looks very much like Mac.

gOS screenshot

The size of the distro is just under 550 MB which is great for download. If you use Linux and frequently use Google applications, then give this one a shot.

Download gOS


  1. It still blows my mind that enlightenment 17 was being offered at Wal-Mart.

  2. Yeah, but why buy it when you can get it free?


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