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Caro ! [PersonRank 1]

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
15 years ago

Encore ces vielles lunes!

Martin Wang [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Once it is released, I will replace my suse, with no doubt. :)

Hopefully the news is true.

Francesco Levorato [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

What do you think will be the differences against a plain Ubuntu? Which addictions? A Google powered locate/updatedb ? A super uber leet Desktop Environment? A simple Gnome customization? I am curious about the consequences this action will have in the opensource word.
Let's wait!

Phil Defer [PersonRank 3]

15 years ago #

The major problem I've had with all the linux dist I've tried is hardware support (especially with laptops). Let's see how it turns out, maybe it'll only work on their (likely evil) "googleputer" anyway :p

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Some say it is a misunderstanding as the Ubuntu community plans a Gnubuntu release.

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Though Google supporting ubuntu would be great.
I seriously doubt it for the trademarks issue.
It should be Ubuntu Google Edition ou Google Linux/os
But we've never seen goo-thingy names so far

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I quote a member of great french forum
ls-lr... kill -9... good for my little sister :-) "

Yes, I don't think that Google is able to convert users to a new OS, it's not credible enough... Google's users are not ready for changing "deeply" their habits.

Michael Krelin [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago # ...

Brian Mingus [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

"Goobuntu is our internal desktop distribution. It's awesome, but we're not going to be releasing it. Unless you work here it wouldn't work anyway. If you haven't tried ubuntu, you should, I have the regular one running on my laptop and it really is fantastic. I'd say it was debian done right if I wanted to start a debian flame war. Also, know that Google getting into the Red Hat business would be kind of dumb, and it would distract from our moon teleporter and cold fusion projects

Co-Editor, Open Sources
Open Source Program Manager, Google, Inc." ...

Chris DiBona [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Thanks Brian!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

I also got a statement from Google and updated the post.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Rumours are so fast...

Tomorrow in NYT : "Google is launching Cold Fusion Bubble and Moon Teleporter!" :-D

Stefan [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

Did you have any thougths on the way Google alluded to new products on its earnings call? The transcript is up at ... ; as a google investor, I'd love to hear your views on it.

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