Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

GooBuntu - Googles New OS

Filed under
Linux
Google

After initially downplaying reports that they will release their own operating system, Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project called Goobuntu - a portemanteau of Google and Ubuntu. Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support.

Testings are currently ongoing between Google and Dell afterwhich would be pre-installed on 100 million new Dell computers. Dell said they are testing a Google Powered home page, Google Toolbar and Google desktop search.

Unconfirm reports also suggests that part of the test is including Google Pack in Dell machines.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu Core Linux comes to i.MX6-powered IoT-friendly TS-4900 Computer On Module

One of the best things about the Linux kernel (and associated operating systems) is the ability to work on various hardware types, including ARM. Microsoft's operating systems, by comparison, are far more narrow. True, there is the lightweight Windows 10 IoT for ARM boards, but it is hardly a factor nowadays. Today, Ubuntu Core comes to the i.MX6-based and ARM-powered TS-4900 Computer on Module. While Android and other Linux options were already available for the IoT-friendly CoM, Ubuntu Core is still a major win. Canonical's revolutionary snap packages should work beautifully here. Read more

EP: Govt, science clouds should use open standards, source

European cloud computing should be built on open standards and open source, says the European Parliament. Last week, the EP adopted its motion on the European Cloud Initiative, emphasising the importance of open standards and open source for security, data privacy, government openness, and for innovation. Read more

RaspEX Linux Brings Ubuntu 16.10 with LXDE Desktop to Raspberry Pi 3 and 2 SBCs

GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton is back with a new release, and this time he managed to publish a new build of his RaspEX Linux project for Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3 single-board computers. Read more

Black Lab Linux 9 to Launch in June as Version 10 Is Planned for November 2017

Softpedia was informed by Black Lab Software that the managed to publish an initial roadmap for the next point releases and major versions of the Ubuntu-based Black Lab Linux operating system in 2017. Read more