Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 02:34 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Good OS, a company well-known for it gOS linux distribution and their $199 Walmart computers has announced a new OS called "Cloud". Good OS described their new Operating System in a press release "Cloud uniquely integrates a web browser with a compressed Linux operating system kernel for immediate access to Internet, integration of browser and rich client applications, and full control of the computer from inside the browser."
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Comment by Nycran
by Nycran on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 11:49 UTC
Nycran
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2006-02-06

This is a cool idea. As I read it, Good OS will boot within seconds after turning the machine on. From within Good OS, you can use a get online and surf (possibly using Chrome but it might end up being Firefox) and use apps like Skype etc. When/if the need arises to use a Windows app, you then click a button on the UI and it boots Windows.

This is a very futuristic concept that is betting on the future going more and more towards the cloud computing ideal. The addition of Windows XP is a short term stopgap to satisfy the "but I need this windows app" crowd.

I have no idea what Good OS actually is, but you'd have to suspect some kind of Linux / Unix foundation, as there's just no way in hell any windows variant is going to boot in "seconds" and I don't think Chrome will be running on Amiga OS4 any time soon, though that would be heaven.

Edited 2008-12-02 11:49 UTC

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RE: Comment by Nycran
by Earl Colby pottinger on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 17:30 in reply to "Comment by Nycran"
Earl Colby pottinger Member since:
2005-07-06

You have got to be kidding, aside from the fact I can boot BeOS and get into NetPositive inside 25 seconds (and most of that time is the BIOS boot).

Any cleaned up Windows XP or Linux can also boot in seconds and invoke a browser.

The key work here is 'clean', once the user starts downloading stuff (notable anything that also tries to advertise) the system slows down.

The partitions will need to be locked down solid, downloads go elsewhere and the user boot into another partition to use the download material.

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