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gOS Gadget rEWiew

Kane Adams

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In early November of 2007, the gOS Linux Operating System was presented along with the Everex gPC available at Wal-Mart and on-line. The gPC desktop system was priced at 9 and its early succes must be attributed to the gOS 1.0 Operating system based on Ubuntu 7.10 + enlightenment. The original gOS 1.0 OS offered many enhancements over it's Ubuntu base, the most noticeable being links to interact with Web 2.0 applications by Google and other vendors. These applications included Facebook, Blogger, Google searches, Wikipedia, Youtube and more.


The second version of the popular Everex gPC, the gPC2 TC2512 offered users many enhancements from the original version. This model offers users a 1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor, allowing users to quickly and effortlessly create CDs, transfer digital files and surf the Internet with broadband-ready 10/100 Ethernet port. The gPC2 also had 512MB DDR2 memory which allows you to access multiple programs without a performance decrease. The 80 GB hard drive gave users plenty of space for their files and the versatile DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo drive allows the watching of your favorite DVDs in no time.


The gPC2 brought us gOS Rocket, the second version of the popular Linux distribution and the first to make major waves in the Linux community. gOS Rocket came with pre-installed and linked software like Mozilla FireFox, gMail, Meebo, Skype, Google Documents & Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, Google News, Google Maps, Wikipedia, Google Product Search, GIMP, Blogger, YouTube, Xine Movie Player, RhythmBox, Facebook and OpenOffice.org 2.3 which included Writer, Calc, Draw, and Impress for all office needs. The original gOs Rocket version was based on E17 however another version followed shortly after and it was completely rewritten and now based on the GNOME window manager, Compiz fusion, and the Avant Window Navigator. At first gOS Rocket was only available on Rocket powered Linux systems like the Everex Cloudbook but soon after was available to the public.







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