Google at work on desktop Linux | The Register

Google at work on desktop Linux | The Register

Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the desktop, in a possible bid to take on Microsoft in its core business – desktop software.

A version of the increasingly popular Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian and the Gnome desktop, it is known internally as ‘Goobuntu’.

Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project called Goobuntu, but declined to supply further details, including what the project is for.

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Seems like a bad idea to me. The whole great thing about the different linux distributions is that you can pick whichever one you want, depending on your needs. I think Google would do better to continue to support a generic posix enviroment for their apps and let the users choose whichever distro they want to run them on.

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1 Response to Google at work on desktop Linux | The Register

  1. chrism says:

    The goobuntu might support their google-fs out of the box though, and perhaps some mass-management foo for server-ish things?

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