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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
In the past, we have explored the reality that, in many forms, the much anticipated "Google OS" has long since already arrived. But recently, there have been strong indicators that Google may be positioning for something more. And today, we will explore what this might look like if it were to actually happen.
The "Next-Gen." Google OS? Imagine a world where Google decides to purchase Linspire for their CNR efforts (open source or not), Mozilla Corp. (not the organization) for access to Firefox business offerings, and infuse cash into Ubuntu development.
Obviously, none of this is actually happening at this point. But consider what it would be like if it had. Think about it, Ubuntu with a Google bankroll, CNR with Google's backing and the thin veil that exists today between Mozilla and Google cooperative efforts.
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