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gOS: A Wake Up Call for Freedomware Marketing

Jan 08, 2008, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Think gOS. It might not be such a bad advice after all. It's been hyped up, but it sold out. And there may be lessons in its deployment and success for all of us Free Software and GNU/Linux advocates!

"First of all, what is gOS? Well, it is a light operating system based on Ubuntu GNU/Linux. It uses a polished Enlightenment E17 GUI interface and integrates deeply with various web services and applications most of which are from Google. The 'g' in gOS apparently stands for 'green' which does make some sense considering that it can run on PCs that consume very little resources and hence essentially save up on energy, which is environment-friendly..."

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