Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

gOS - The Cloud Distro

Filed under
Linux

Over the past years I have helped a number of people switch to Linux. One of these folks is a good friend of mine who wanted a copy of gOS.

gOS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution created by Good OS, a Los Angeles-based corporation. Its CIO Dave Liu realized that his dream to bring Web 2.0 applications into mainstream use could be realized by creating a Linux distribution that made it easy for users to access Google and other Web 2.0 applications. The company initially advertised gOS 1.0 as "An alternative OS with Google Apps and other Web 2.0 apps for the modern user." On January 3, 2009 Good OS released gOS 3.1 Gadgets (SP1), or Service pack 1, and simultaneously launched a new official forum, as a replacement for the google discussion group used previously.

Based on the idea of cloud computing, gOS leans heavily on on-line applications built on Web 2.0 and AJAX technology so it doesn't use much hard disk space for applications. Many of the documents created with gOS, such as Google Docs documents, can be saved on Google servers instead of on the local hard disk, so gOS can work with very small hard disks.

rest here




More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming

Linux Mint Debian Might Not Adopt Systemd

The Linux Mint team has ended 2014 in force with a great Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" release, for both the MATE and Cinnamon desktop, but it looks like the Debian edition is also going to be interesting. Read more

Latest SteamOS Update Brings New NVIDIA and AMD Drivers

SteamOS, a Linux distribution based on Debian and developed by Valve that aims to provide the best gaming experience, has been updated by its makers and a new Beta version has been released. Read more