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Google OS Goobuntu

Discussion in 'Technology News' started by cryptid, Feb 2, 2006.

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    cryptid New Member

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    Google has confirmed it is preparing its own distribution of desktop Linux, called Goobuntu, based on the popular Ubuntu distribution, which in turn is based on Debian.

    The announcement caused speculations that Google would move against the Microsoft monopoly on the desktop.

    Sadly, this is not the case. Google has released a statement saying there are no plans to release the badly named distribution outside the Google complex. "[We] use Ubuntu internally but have no plans to distribute
    it outside of the company.�

    Rumors about alternative browsers, such that Google is supposedly working on have been popping up about one per week, perhaps supported by the company's obvious interest in the desktop.
    Projects like Desktop Search, Google Talk, Google Earth are however much, much less complex than a full fledged desktop operating system, even if it is built on another.

    Even though we won't see Goobuntu on anyone's desktop, Ubuntu has only to win with this endorsement by one of the biggest names in technology, and can probably only stand to gain from having Google engineers working on their code.

    source -->http://news.softpedia.com/news/Google-OS-17307.shtml

    i am soo proud that i use Ubuntu,,, i wish the speculations were true instead of personal use, or they should make another OS for the public, for some reason i trust google more than MS
     
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    Yup,wrote about it in my blog yesterday.Google has confirmed using Ubuntu but not said anything about Goobuntu.
     
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    Goobuntu!!!. Funny Name. :)
     
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    what is the use if they dont giv it to everyone. :(
    and why are they working on a new distribution of Linux
    i thought they wud make something totally new from scratch.
     
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    From scratch!!?!? that would be a lot of work to do and would involve lots of complications and could take several years to get properly established and get proper hardware support,,,,,,,

    What about the google computers for Rs 9999/- i read about it somewhere i think on this site itself hope those computers run on goobuntu
     
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    Yaaron, these are all fake,even if google confirms as we know google.Also Linux can be build from scratch,even a distribuition exists holding the name "Linux from Scratch".
     
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    Ankur Gupta Wandering in time...

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    wonder when will google bring out its OS????
     
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    ShekharPalash Web Entrepreneur

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    Damn... I was expecting for an Online OS by Google... GOOS

    Google Online OS: Picture it like big jump to OS from fundamental GMail Concept ... put Everything online on Google servers, extreme mobility even kill the tradition of keeping a Personal Computer, make Windows a mistake of past... and stuff contd...
    Of course, you gotta trust Google blindly...

    Goobuntu is funny name ;)
     
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    Google Linux ?? :roll:
    :lol:
    GoobuntuBETA
    IMHO They will build a LFS rather than keeping it based on ubuntu.
     
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    Never.
    As said by Google, Goobuntu is for their internal use. It's not supposed for a public release.
     
  11. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    Why not Ubuntu? It is a very good and simple distro. If configured correctly, which isn't too hard, it can give great security, very good performance and reliability. Even if google comes out with this OS, they will never name it as Goobuntu not only cos of its hideous name but also because Ubuntu is distributed by another 'company', Canonical and google is after all a company too.
     
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    Damn!!
     
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