Walmart Jumps on gOS Bandwagon: Here Comes "Rocket"
January 8, 2008 11:59 AM
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gOS "Rocket" brings many familiar features to the table, and some new ones
hot-selling Mac OS X Leopard
-- a new OS is in town. A new Linux distribution, gOS, produced by Good OS LLC and based on a Ubuntu 7.10 version,
hit the market yesterday
when it was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The new OS has minimalistic system requirements of only 3 GB of space (of which the system itself uses less than 2 GB of), 128 MB of RAM, and a 400 MHz processor. Recommended stats for a decently fast system are around 256 MB of RAM, a 1 GHz Pentium III.
is gOS's major corporate backer. Walmart carried Good OS-produced laptop Everex gPC with the previous version of gOS since November. The bargain laptop carries a highly attractive price tag of $199, which makes it a viable EeePC alternative. Good OS also offer several other g-line laptop models, available directly or from online retailers, including some slightly pricier models.
Good OS announced that it will refresh its entire laptop line in early 2008.
Good OS brings both old and new features to the table with the gOS. The OS has a dock, which bears a bit of an uncanny resemblance to
Apple's OS X
dock, and is ironically dubbed the iBar. The OS also offers an online storage drive via Box.net.
is heavily represented in the OS and contributed a number of applications and utilities that enrich it. Google Reader, Talk, and Finance shortcuts are provided on the desktop. The device also utilizes "Google Gears" a new synchronization technology from Google that allows web applications to be used when offline. Google also contributes an attractive search bar to the OS.
Simultaneous with the "Rocket" launch, Good OS released a new gOS compatible web camera dubbed gCam. The device integrates with a built in web app from Good OS called gBooth. The web cam includes special effects and gBooth allows it to be used to easily share photos online, on sites such as Facebook. The gCam is manufactured by Good OS partner, Ezonics.
The gOS is available online immediately for
, while the gCam is expected to retail at about $20.
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That 199 pc is not a laptop
1/8/2008 12:30:57 PM
Despite whats been posted the $199 everex is a desktop machine, not a laptop. That hardly makes it compete with eePC..
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