Sunday, November 04, 2007

gOS: Linux Going Mainstream Soon?


This is what's running under the hood of the $200 PC being sold at Wal-Mart, the gOS.  Based on Ubuntu Linux 7.1, gOS can be considered as the much hyped GooglePC from years ago.  Most of the pre-loaded apps are based on Google Lab's products and that's not such a bad thing... *if* you have a DSL connection to constantly access these products.  But for those unfortunate enough not to have a DSL connection, there's the ubiquitous (at least on Linux installations) OpenOffice.Org which has all the essentials such as a very capable word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software.

With this out in the wild, will this mean a higher penetration rate for Open Source Software?

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