gOS Linux Works On New Quick-Boot OS
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 1 December 2008 at 09:26 AM EST. Add A Comment
Last year a new Linux distribution came about and immediately began appearing on some budget PCs within retail establishments. Good OS, the company behind the gOS Linux distribution, that launched the conceptual Google OS last year has had a quite successful 2008. gOS 2.0 Rocket launched in January at the Consumer Electronic Show and then in September was the release of gOS 3.0 Gadgets. Last month gOS also announced their plans on supporting Intel's Moblin project. Today the Good OS crew is announcing plans for their next Linux OS release.

Good OS has announced their plans for their next release, which is being called "Cloud", at the Netbook World Summit in France. gOS Cloud is an operating system that promises to boot into seconds and is primarily for those interested in web browsing. The user environment includes a web browser, Skype, and other Internet-friendly applications. From gOS Cloud, the user can then optionally boot into Windows.

The press release we've received on Cloud describes it as: "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."

gOS Cloud sounds similar to DeviceVM's SplashTop or Phoenix HyperSpace. Additional information on gOS Cloud is available on the Good OS web-site. gOS Cloud will first appear on some Gigabyte touch-screen netbooks early next year.
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