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Google Replaces Its Ubuntu-Based Goobuntu Linux OS with Debian-Based gLinux

Jan 18, 2018, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

It's no secret that Google uses Linux a lot. It's Android and Chrome OS operating systems are powered by Linux, so they need to use a GNU/Linux distro to work on its other OSes for laptops and mobile phones. Until now, the company used Goobuntu Linux, which was based on Canonical's very popular Ubuntu Linux operating system. If you listen to the DebConf17 talk (starting at minute 12), you'll find out a few details about Goobuntu and gLinux, such as the fact that the former was still based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and that the latter is now based on the upcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system and it follows a rolling release model.

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