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