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GooOS
by 2501 on Thu 29th Sep 2005 01:37 UTC
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2005-07-14

GooOS could be a great alternative to Windows for a million of users. There are a million of users that do not care about video editing. They just want to do the basics:Internet,Word Processing and there are so many other apps that I am pretty sure you can run on-line. Take a look at Thinkfree.com...you can use their Office Suite on-line.
I am running Slax((Slackware Live version)) and it is awesome. It is another great alternative to Windows and it does not mess the hard drive. You can take it anywhere and you can add modules and create a new ISO.
I can't do that with Windows.
This is just my opinion. Let's see what happens.

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RE: GooOS
by Varg Vikernes on Thu 29th Sep 2005 02:15 in reply to "GooOS"
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2005-07-06

GooOS could be a great alternative to Windows for a million of users. There are a million of users that do not care about video editing. They just want to do the basics:Internet,Word Processing and there are so many other apps that I am pretty sure you can run on-line.

For this to work you would need a high bandwidth connection. Who, with money to pay for such a connection, would buy an OS for those small things when they can afford the real thing? Never mind the fact that Google has absolutely no OS experience whatsoever. Linux (and maybe even OS X) has been struggling for over a decade to be a real competitor. Do you really think Google can pull it off in a few years?

I am running Slax((Slackware Live version)) and it is awesome. It is another great alternative to Windows and it does not mess the hard drive.

How exactly does Windows mess your hard drive?

You can take it anywhere and you can add modules and create a new ISO.

(Un)fortunently you are one of the 1%< that need this feature.

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RE[2]: GooOS
by raver31 on Thu 29th Sep 2005 09:52 in reply to "RE: GooOS"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Have a look at FreeNX, it runs really well over a dial-up connection. In fact, it runs so well, I can log into my main machine over a dial up connection and run all my apps normally. Sometimes I forgot I was not running them locally or over a network.
Oh, and it is free ;)

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RE[2]: GooOS
by raver31 on Thu 29th Sep 2005 09:56 in reply to "RE: GooOS"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

I am running Slax((Slackware Live version)) and it is awesome. It is another great alternative to Windows and it does not mess the hard drive.

How exactly does Windows mess your hard drive?



ATTEMPTED TROLL DETECTED...

He did not say Windows mess your hard drive. He said the SLAX live disk doesn't mess with your hard drive.
What he should have said was that SLAX does not mess with your Windows settings or programs or even the hard disk it was installed on.


You can take it anywhere and you can add modules and create a new ISO.

(Un)fortunently you are one of the 1%< that need this feature.


Even hardened Windows users should keep at least one Linux live CD around, for a time when their machine screws up. It will at least let them get something done until they can set aside time to fix their Windows setup, or get someone out to it.

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