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gOS review

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gOS stands for Good Operating System; it is a web-oriented desktop operating system which uses a lot of google applications and services, as well as many other popular online services. gOS and creators 'Good OS LLC' are not affiliated with google in any way. Computers pre-installed with gOS virtually carried themselves off the shelves when they went on sale in America in November and December of 2007.

So the big question becomes; is it worth the hype?

Booting from your freshly burned gOS cd a well presented grub menu offers not only the options to install or run as a live cd, but the much under-used memtest app, making it a useful cd to keep in your collection. Booting as a live cd takes around a minute, depending on your computer, resulting in a clean, fresh enlightenment desktop. Enlightenment 17 has some nice features that enlightenment 16 does not, although there is no way to use beryl or compiz with enlightenment, so some of the best eye candy available at the moment is unavailable in gOS.

The taskbar is loaded with shortcuts to websites like facebook and wikipaedia, not to mention the over-abundance of links to google services. Google's web-based office suite can be accessed via one of these icons.

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