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gOS - The Cloud Distro

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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.

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