Interview with gOS Founder: “Linux For Human Beings (Who Shop At WAL*MART)”:

At first look, the systems specifications seem pretty meager, until you have a gander at the list of applications. Instead of utilizing applications on the computer locally, the gPC leverages online applications that are delivered via web browser, such as Google Docs and Spreadsheets. This is an absolutely brilliant idea. All you need is a fast internet connection (and a monitor) to use the computer.

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but this is too smart to pass up. You get a Mini-ITX computer running a derivative of Ubuntu that uses enlightenment window manager and is web-based (mostly Google). It also comes with Open Office, and the whole thing can use Ubuntu’s repositories. I’m going to be interested in finding out how well it sells at WalMart. I have a hunch gOS will outlast this Everex computer, even though it should be ideal for people looking for an entry-level box for their web lives they don’t intend to expand.

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