"gOS, the hot new Linux distribution, has been generating a lot
of buzz because it comes with the Everex Green PC, sold at Wal-Mart
for $200. Linux reviewers are totally in love with it, and are
praising it to the skies. Naturally, I had to find out if it lives
up to the hype.
"gOS gOS (either Green OS or Good OS, depending on what you
read) takes a different approach from most general-purpose Linux
distributions. It uses the Enlightenment desktop environment
instead of the usual KDE or Gnome. In addition to the usual
productivity applications (OpenOffice, the Gimp, Web browser,
email, and so forth) it comes with a raft of Google apps, such as
Gmail, News, Calendar, Docs, and Maps. So you could use it as an
Internet thin client, storing your documents on Box.net, never
bother with local storage of your documents or email at all, and
always have access to them anywhere you find an Internet-connected
computer. It also comes with a Skype client, and links to Facebook,
Meebo, Blogger, Box.net, and YouTube..."
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