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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sounds like...
by niemau on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 04:59 UTC
niemau
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2007-06-28

sounds like splashtop to me.

well... a lot like splashtop except for that they seem to be positioning it as more of a general-purpose OS. splashtop has its limitations. inability (if i remember correctly) to download files, installing new software, etc. i wonder how 'cloud' compares, in that regard.

as far as i know, the only outfit really supporting good os is everex. what's their install base outside of gPC buyers? and, with cloud's similarity to splashtop, who are they really targeting? with asus's deep support of splashtop, can they really compete in the instant-on niche?

my guess is, they're going to try to peddle this to OEMs as a "me-too" alternative to splashtop. time shall tell.

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