Posted on Sunday, Nov 04 2007 @ 04:00 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Earlier this week Everex launched the gPC TC2502, which is a
sub-$200 PC sold at a major US retailer, but what makes this unique is
that it runs the gOS. The gOS (GreenOS) is designed to be a conceptual
Google Operating System that is based upon Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.
Though this is not the conventional GNOME desktop environment but an
Enlightenment E17 desktop is used that is heavily modified and reflects
a green Google theme. The gOS provides easy access to Google services
such as YouTube, Google Product Search, Google Calendar, and Google
Maps. Also a click away are other web services such as Wikipedia and
Facebook. This isn't a pure Internet desktop but Xine, Skype,
OpenOffice.org, and other applications are available for this Linux
LiveCD. We've been trying the gOS out for a while and it's a rather nice
slim desktop Linux distribution that would be perfect for Internet cafes
and other public places.
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