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any one tired gos (googles oparting system)

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banned8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
ave just been mucking about on the pc with googles operating sytem thats free from http://www.thinkgos.com/

has anyone tried installing this yet, its only under 600 mb fits on a cd and can be run as a live cd to begin with and there is an option later on to install it if you wanted too.

from what i heard it is based on ubuntu

and to run it on top of windows it recomeds trying it with vmware
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banned8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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#1
ill try it in a while ill download it and install it onto the 40gb hd i have for this lappy and tell you what i make of it because im not a fan of dual booting 2 OS's on one system
#2
was about to say you should have post it as an offer but forgot free downloads cant be counted, lol just started download via DAP maxing line out at 249kbps will tell you in approx an hour what its like cause i have to literally remove caddy and install the other hard disk just to do it.
#3
wow, never knew gos even existed, i shall give it a try sometime and by the looks of it it seems like it is based on unix too
banned#4
Can anyone tell me the benefits of this if you already have a decent operating system? All it seems to offer is google stuff which can easily be added anyway by adding the GUTIL firefox add-on. Is it just for people who want to avoid filling MS's coffers? cheers
#5
csiman
Can anyone tell me the benefits of this if you already have a decent operating system? All it seems to offer is google stuff which can easily be added anyway by adding the GUTIL firefox add-on. Is it just for people who want to avoid filling MS's coffers? cheers


It depends .....

From what I can gather this new gOS is based on Linux Ubuntu distro but with a somewhat better front end shell - Enlightened its called.

Once up and running it does offer some advantages over Windows / Mac

firstly as you say its free so you can run a legal PC without paying out M$ prices
secondly it will run on a lower spec PC, so for some users this means you can get a really cheap PC and get this running for very little cost
thirdly its not so over bloated like M$ priducts so it will run faster.

Also Linux is no where near as prone to Virus attacks etc etc so security is better

So for a basic office apps / internet / email Pc this is aneat solution.

However installing additional apps / drivers can still be a bit of an art so not really from techno phobes

I will give it a go on an old PC and see how it fares

EliTom
banned#6
elitom;1453647
It depends .....

From what I can gather this new gOS is based on Linux Ubuntu distro but with a somewhat better front end shell - Enlightened its called.

Once up and running it does offer some advantages over Windows / Mac

firstly as you say its free so you can run a legal PC without paying out M$ prices
secondly it will run on a lower spec PC, so for some users this means you can get a really cheap PC and get this running for very little cost
thirdly its not so over bloated like M$ priducts so it will run faster.

Also Linux is no where near as prone to Virus attacks etc etc so security is better

So for a basic office apps / internet / email Pc this is aneat solution.

However installing additional apps / drivers can still be a bit of an art so not really from techno phobes

I will give it a go on an old PC and see how it fares

EliTom

Thanks for the advice EliTom
#7
"gOS is not affiliated with Google or their partners"
#8
matt3454
"gOS is not affiliated with Google or their partners"


Yep thats true

gOS apparantly stands for Good Operating System

gOS Rocket is based on the Ubuntu 7.10 distribution. It uses the Enlightenment 17 window manager instead of the usual GNOME or KDE desktops

However Google is heavily intergrated into gOS

Many of the documents created with Rocket, such as Google Docs documents, can be saved on Google servers instead of on the local hard disk, so Rocket can work with very small hard disks. In this respect a gOS Rocket PC has many similarities with a Thin client, but gOS Rocket also integrated Google Gears, which suggests that in the future the on-line google applications can be used while off-line.

info taken from wiki

EliTom
#9
Just another Linux distro, but agree with most of what Eltiom says above, although I think Ubuntu's package manager and the wide availability of open source software actually makes installing software easier than on Windows - you simply search for what you want (eg "CD burning") and a list of freely available options will be shown which can be downloaded and installed with one click...

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