Based on Ubuntu 7.10 Linux system with an Enlightenment E17 interface, the PC's productivity will be almost solely derived from Google apps accessed through Firefox: Mail, Calendar, News, Maps and Documents & Spreadsheets. It also comes with OpenOffice.org 2.2 and some other freeware Linux faves.
Basically, your utility of gOS will be at a maximum when you have an internet connection (and a free Google account ;) ). Otherwise, it does have some installed apps to tide you over when you're offline.
Where're the download mirrors?Like many other folks, I wanted to check out the fuss behind the Green Operating System. Thing is they didn't setup mirrors and the main download link is down. (Their site states they are currently in the process of securing mirrors.) So what does the community do? No surprise here, download mirrors have sprung up in the form of torrents.
Get gOS 1.0.1 here! ( Official download links (
728MB 695MB iso image, fits on a CD now!)
Unofficial HTTP mirrors for gOS 1.0:
Unofficial HTTP mirrors for gOS 1.0.1:
- http://truthaddict.org/gOS/ (Found at the official gOS forum.)
- http://proyectos.pixelamigo.com/software/Ubuntu/gOS/ (Found via Digg user josecc.)
- http://mirrorlinux.net/distros/ (Found via Digg user osoluche)
Torrent Download links for gOS 1.0:
I'm downloading it right now and I'm getting very decent speeds in the range of high 100s (kilobytes/sec).
Edit: I'm done. :) And gOS has listed a torrent on their site (it's the same as the ones here).
Edit: You may want to check out my quick review of gOS on Virtual PC 2007.