This is not a very old but not a very new news either today I want to tell you a little bit about gOS. An alternative OS with Google Apps and other Web 2.0 apps for the masses. Mac-like desktop with a series of program icons “docked” across the bottom. The icons are bookmarks to popular and useful Web 2.0 services from Google and other vendors. There are icons for Google Docs, Gmail, Google Maps, and YouTube, for example, as well as Meebo, Facebook, and Wikipedia. Sprinkled into the lineup are some non-Web-based apps, like Skype and Gimp, but the novice user won’t know, initially, which are local applications and which are Web services.
gOS has 6 versions
1.- gOS 1.0.1: which was the first version introduced on November 1, 2007, preinstalled on the Everex Green gPC TC2502 sold at Wal-Mart.gOS 1.0.1 fully supported the advanced Power management capabilities of the gPC TC2502, so the system could be put in suspend mode and after turning on again was ready in a few seconds.
2.- gOS 2-beta (gOES Rocket E): It was released on 2008-01-07, Good OS LLC a beta of the second version of gOS, called “gOS-live-2.0.0-beta1” and nicknamed “Rocket”. However this version did not seem to be a valid replacement for rev 1.0.1 as it was missing some essential functions, with some hardware in the system and with the easy “Add and Remove/Programs”
3.- gOS V2 Rocket (gOES Rocket G):this version would use the GNOME desktop environment, instead of E17. It was announced that this version would also be called “Rocket”, to be precise gOS V2 “Rocket”, (this version would also be offered to new gPC2 users)and would use the Avant Window Navigator system to create a dock to resemble the older gOS versions in looks and functionality. Until the launch of gOS 2.9 this version was not available as a Live CD, but only to CloudBook owners.
4.- gOS 2.9 Space: gOS 2.9 Space became available as a generic Linux distribution on April 7, 2008, is a tweaked version of Ubuntu using Compiz-Fusion and GNOME and is a debugged and extended version of the older gOS V2 Rocket G. It can be downloaded as an ISO.
5.- gOS 2.9M Escape Pod: As of July 2, 2008 Good OS together with Osram Sylvania launched the Sylvania g net book. Its similar to the original Everex CloudBook with more memory, and the trackpad and buttons have moved to the front of the device. the new system runs gOS 2.9M, a specially modified version of gOS 2.9 “space” based on Ubuntu 8.04
6.- gOS 3.0 Gadgets: About a month after a first beta version, the final version of gOS 3.0 was released on the gOS website on September 23, 2008. It features integrated Google Gadgets, and includes Wine 1.0 and Mozilla Prism, and is based on the newer Ubuntu 8.04.1. This version goes “back to its roots”, as it is intended for netbooks. The Avant Window Navigator’s dock-like bar has been removed again in favor of a more “lightweight” version based on LXDE and renamed the “Wbar”. It is similar to the one used in the first Enlightenment-based gOS version. Currently only the main GNOME based version is available; the “Community Versions”, that use other window managers like LXDE, XFCE, or Enlightenment (E17) are scheduled for release by the end of the year. The gOS 3.0 Gadgets Live CD can be downloaded from the thinkgos site goS.