gOS Cloud Demos at CES

17 01 2009

Alot of people have been asking about the exciting new Cloud instant-on Operating System, well for your enjoyment here are some demos and info on Cloud presented at CES.


gOS3 SP1/Cloud OS/New Forums

4 01 2009

The gOS Developers have released gOS3 SP1 that contains basic bug fixes, package updates, and several configuration enhancements. Check out the download here. It is not needed to upgrade from gOS3 to gOS3 SP1 unless you are experiencing problems with your system, the majority of the changes between the service pack and original release have been pushed to users via the gOS Supported Repositories.

gOS has also opened up a new phpBB forum for its community. The Google Group will still be open but community members and gOS users are encouraged to take advantage of the new forums. They’ll proove much more adequete for user support.

The gOS Team is also working very hard to bring users the Cloud OS, stay tuned to the Official gOS Blog for more information in regard to Cloud. If you haven’t heard about the exciting new Cloud OS read about it at ThinkGOS.com.

In regard to the lack of posts on this blog it will be updated more often this year. I do work full time for gOS but manage this community blog in my off time as a service to gOS Users and community. During the later part of last year I was dealing with personal issues which resulted in this blog not recieving the attanetion that it required.

Thats it for now.
~ Kevin

Netbook Launcher for gOS!

21 10 2008

The gOS Community is happy to announce our new Netbook Launcher/Toggler utility. Just click the image below to visit the Netbook Launcher information/download page. We Hope You Enjoy!

gOS Review at How-To Geek

2 10 2008

Good review of gOS over at HowToGeek.com.

They reviewed the Beta though, the final release is much better as it includes custom deb packages and a ton of bug fixes, thanks to our rapidly growing community!

Digg! Please
Digg it!

Google Chrome on gOS Gadgets

28 09 2008

The Linux port of Google’s exciting new web browser Chrome isn’t available yet.
However if you’re interested in testing it you may by running Chrome under Wine.
Follow these instruction explicitly or you won’t be able to get Chrome too work.

Wine 1.1.4 has been released, and includes fixes for Chrome.
You will need to download and install this latest version of Wine to get Chrome to work efficiently, just click the link below, download the .deb and install it.

Then you are going to of course want to obtain the Google Chrome Windows based installer. Google’s Chrome website will detect your system as Linux not allowing you too download the Windows exe.

But we got you covered just click the link below.
Download the Google Chrome Windows Installer

After downloading, right click it and select to open and install the exe with “Wine Windows Program Loader”

The installation goes by very quick and painless by the way.

Next Start Google Chrome and it should open but will appear broken, so just go ahead and close Chrome for now.

You will need to see the script winetricks to automate downloading and setting up some required fonts for Chrome. Use the following commands to download Winetricks, make the script executable, and run it along with the font installation script.

The three commands should be run separately from your terminal window.

wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
chmod +x winetricks
./winetricks allfonts

Now you are going to want to change the open command for Chrome.

Hit <Alt>F2 and type “alacarte” without the quotations.

Scroll to the Wine menu sub category with Chrome in it, right click, select Properties, and change the Chrome open command to the following.
BE SURE to change USER to your USERNAME.

env WINEPREFIX="/home/USER/.wine" wine "C:\windows\profiles\USER\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --new-http --in-process-plugins

Then close Alacarte Menu Editor and select Chrome from your Applications Menu.
Menu -> Wine -> Program -> Google Chrome

Chrome will run decently in WINE. Problems that will occur are HTTPS addresses cause errors and many people report problems with both Java and Flash. Additional issues include the status bar sometimes appearing above other windows and the lack of font anti-aliasing for smaller text.

But hey remember Chrome is still very much Beta and this is a very hackish method for testing it on your gOS Linux system. The Linux Chrome .deb port is under heavy development and should appear shortly. When it does you will definetly be notified of it at this blog. You can additionally visit the Google Chrome Linux Developers Site to stay informed.

This post is based on the instructions from other Linux help and tutorial sites.

More information about Chrome on Linux is available at the Wine AppDB.

Have Fun! Don’t judge Chrome too quickly, it has a very promising future as the next generation web browser.

Props from the Computer World Blog

27 09 2008

Pretty good review of gOS Gadgets 3.0 in the Computer World Blog. Please DIGG IT!

“Another distribution which fell on hard times, but is back and looking really good is gOS (Good OS). The first version got a lot of attention as being the “Google operating system,” because instead of emphasizing desktop applications it focused on bringing users Google’s applications. It’s not that, but after a 2.0 version, which wasn’t that well polished, the latest version gOS 3.0, though, looks really sweet.

It’s meant really for OEMs to install on netbooks, but you can download and use it on your own PC. It includes an installer for a small horde of Google Gadgets, as well as links to Google Mail, Calendar, Reader, etc. etc. You get the idea. You’ll never want to run this distribution without an Internet connection, but with one, I’m finding it to be a lot of fun and darn useful.”

Read the entire article here

gOS Gadgets 3.0 Final Released

26 09 2008

David Liu, founder of gOS, has announced gOS 3.0 “Gadgets” final edition. Heres the release announcment that was sent to Distrowatch and other Linux sites.

gOS 3 ‘Gadgets’ instantly launches Google Gadgets for Linux on start-up, introducing over 100,000 possible iGoogle and Google Gadgets to the desktop. Google Documents, Calendar, and Mail launch in Mozilla Prism windows to closer resemble desktop applications. The newest release of Wine 1.0 is included to now support thousands of Windows software for our advanced users. gOS 3 Gadgets is based on the solid Linux distribution base of Ubuntu 8.04.1.

Visit the  gOS Official Site or see the features page to learn more.