UPSTART LINUX distribution Good OS will release gOS version 2.0, nicknamed Rocket, at CES in Las Vegas on Monday, January 7th.
The Ubuntu 7.1 based gOS version 1.0 seemingly came out of nowhere to quickly gain popularity on the back of its preload on the Everex Green PC TC2502 sold at discount mega-chain Wal-mart stores for only $199 without monitor.
The gOS system differs from most mainstream Linux distributions by using the lightweight Enlightenment desktop manager instead of Gnome or KDE. It also incorporates a Google toolbar into the desktop to tightly integrate Google's web based email, office and other applications. The gOS system also comes with the Firefox web browser and the Openoffice suite of local productivity applications.
Rocket introduces Google Gears, Google's online-offline synchronisation toolset, as well as Google's Gbooth, a browser based web-cam designed to work with the social network Facebook. An Ezonics Gcam web-cam that works with Gbooth will also become available January 7th.
Good OS isn't owned by or formally affiliated with Google, but they should have called it Google Linux anyway, we reckon.
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Tabs to more Ctrl and less Win. Such Fn.
Either that or it's a really intense holiday