Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

gOS Rocket Improves Cheap PC OS, Adds Webcam Support

Filed under
Linux

The Ubuntu Linux-based OS that came with those sub-$200 Everex gPCs sold at Wal-Mart also now gets gBooth webcam software, online storage from Box.net, and some Facebook integration, so Google isn't the only one joining the "g" party.

In a move mimicking its Linux distro siblings, gOS adds Virtual Desktops, which let you group sets of applications across multiple desktops. This seems to be the only actual OS enhancement that's not drawn from an external service like Google, though the gOS desktop has also been redesigned with new wallpaper, icons, and a digital clock. Ease of use and beauty of interface design are points of pride for Good: "With the release of Rocket, the gOS team has once again shown the industry how to make a great looking operating system intuitive and easy to use," claims Paul Kim, director of marketing for Everex.

Flash 9 is now pre-loaded, addressing a major complaint in PC Magazine's review of the gPC. This should reduce the number of service calls from that non-techy relative of yours.

More Here




More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: OSS

Development News

  • GCC 7 Moves Onto Only Regression/Doc Fixes, But Will Accept RISC-V & HSA's BRIG
    The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is entering its "stage four" development for GCC 7 with the stable GCC 7.1 release expected in March or April. Richard Biener announced today that GCC 7 is under stage four, meaning only regression and documentation fixes will be permitted until the GCC 7.1.0 stable release happens (yep, as per their peculiar versioning system, GCC 7.1 is the first stable release in the GCC 7 series).
  • 5 ways to expand your project's contributor base
    So many free and open source software projects were started to solve a problem, and people began to contribute to them because they too wanted a fix to what they encountered. End users of the project find it useful for their needs, and the project grows. And that shared purpose and focus attracts people to a project's community.
  • Weblate 2.10.1
    This is first security bugfix release for Weblate. This has to come at some point, fortunately the issue is not really severe. But Weblate got it's first CVE ID today, so it's time to address it in a bugfix release.

Intel Kabylake: Windows 10 vs. Linux OpenGL Performance

For those curious about the current Kabylake graphics performance between Windows 10 and Linux, here are some OpenGL benchmark results under each operating system. Windows 10 Pro x64 was tested and the Linux distributions for comparison were Ubuntu 16.10, Clear Linux, Antergos, Fedora 25 Xfce, and openSUSE Tumbleweed. Read more

Google's open-source Tilt Brush: Now you can create 3D movies in VR