Friday, November 30, 2007

gOS: OS on $300 Laptop and $200 PC

Finally, an idea to bring cheap computers and good operating systems to the world, an idea that might actually work. There have been other ideas to bring Linux and alternative operating systems to the main stream, but Everex may have just figured out the best way to do it.

Recently, Everex and gOS and Walmart have come out with the under $200 pc. I discussed this in another blog post, so please check it out.

Very soon, they are going to be coming out with the under $300 laptop as featured on their website.

I had the chance today to try out the new gOS, the operating system (OS) featured on the inexpensive laptop and pc that Walmart is marketing. I went to the gOS website, downloaded the new OS as what's called an iso file, then burned it to a cd.

As mentioned in other posts, I used this livecd and booted into it, starting my computer in the new OS rather than my usual Linux/Windows OS.

Very nice! Going with the overall "green" theme, the gOS system features a great many concepts that save it space and allow it to run very smoothly on minimal hardware. Based on Ubuntu Linux, 7.10, it used the Enlightenment window manager that makes it look good, gives it functionality, but allows it to run with very little computer memory space used.

Let's see some pictures of what it looked like:

Here is one of the general desktop with the menu format selected.




Here is one with the Firefox Web-browser being used.










Here is one showing if someone selected the option to install this OS onto their computer. It runs a simple installer that takes someone step by step through the process.

As you can see, this gOS is a very solid, good looking operating system that can allow someone to get online very quickly and inexpensively.

If you want to try out the operating system for yourself, you can download it for free and try it out without installing it via the livecd option that I mentioned. Other free/inexpensive operating systems are featured here.

Better yet, track down your own inexpensive PC or laptop and get on the internet! Enjoy!

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