Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Nov 2007 23:56 UTC, submitted by rx182
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Earlier this week Everex launched the gPC TC2502, which is a sub-USD 200 PC sold at a major US retailer, but what makes this unique is that it runs the gOS. The gOS (GreenOS) is designed to be a conceptual Google Operating System that is based upon Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. Though this is not the conventional GNOME desktop environment but an Enlightenment E17 desktop is used that is heavily modified and reflects a green Google theme. The gOS provides easy access to Google services such as YouTube, Google Product Search, Google Calendar, and Google Maps. Also a click away are other web services such as Wikipedia and Facebook. This isn't a pure Internet desktop but Xine, Skype,, and other applications are available for this Linux LiveCD. We've been trying the gOS out for a while and it's a rather nice slim desktop Linux distribution that would be perfect for Internet cafes and other public places." More screenshots.
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by rx182 on Sun 4th Nov 2007 03:19 UTC
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What is great about gOS isn't the distribution itself but Enlightenment. gOS clearly shows that e17 and its development framework have alot of potential. With e17, you get a really performant desktop (unlike Gnome/KDE) and believe it or not, more eye candy.

I lost faith in KDE4 already. I think alot of people should do like me and show interest in e17. gOS is just the beginning. I'm sure the devs of gOS/e17 could make the most amazing and functional desktop within a year. The technology is there. What they need now is your interest.

By the way, the font rendering in gOS is the best I've seen so far.

Edited 2007-11-04 03:20

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