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After reading this thread it got me thinking, i am currently running windows vista & i may decide to upgrade to a newer OS, i don't fancy windows 8 & you can't purchase apple's OS seperately, my question is will google be releasing a google OS for laptops & desktops, if they are then i might be interested.

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I wouldn't hold your breath. I would imagine any PC OS from Google will follow the Android model - being open source and licensed to various hardware manufacturers.

 

Check out Ubuntu as genuine alternative to Windoze. Version 12 is really nice and really easy to use.

 

 

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...or Linux Mint. You can run both Ubuntu and Mint from a live CD to trial it. Both OS are free.

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What is Mint's usp Overdose? I'm not familiar with it...

 

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Very similar to Ubuntu. It gained a lot of support when Ubuntu first punted out the Unity interface. I no longer have my netbook, so I'm using Mac OSX now, but I found it to be a great OS.

The usual caveats apply and no OS is everything to all men, etc.

Using something like XBMC, Linux netbooks can make superb affordable multi media streamers (as I'm sure you're aware).

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roger06 wrote:

What is Mint's usp Overdose? I'm not familiar with it...

 

Its an Ubuntu respin but with a better/more user friendly DE (Cinnamon) than Unity and being more of  a community project means users needs/wants are considered unlike Canonicals approach.
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simonlewis wrote:

After reading this thread it got me thinking, i am currently running windows vista & i may decide to upgrade to a newer OS, i don't fancy windows 8 & you can't purchase apple's OS seperately, my question is will google be releasing a google OS for laptops & desktops, if they are then i might be interested.

Google already has its own OS, Chrome, though its only officially available on Chromebook/Boxes.

Chromium OS, the project Chrome is based on, source code is available or you could use/install one of hexxeh's pre-built images if you wanted to try it.

http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

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daveh75 wrote:

simonlewis wrote:

After reading this thread it got me thinking, i am currently running windows vista & i may decide to upgrade to a newer OS, i don't fancy windows 8 & you can't purchase apple's OS seperately, my question is will google be releasing a google OS for laptops & desktops, if they are then i might be interested.

Google already has its own OS, Chrome, though its only officially available on Chromebook/Boxes. Chromium OS, the project Chrome is based on, source code is available or you could use/install one of hexxeh's pre-built images if you wanted to try it. http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

 

Well I've jailbroken my Apple TV and hacked Android onto an HP TouchPad but I reckon this would be a whole world of pain! :oops: Let's face it, Chromium is only yet another Linux derivative so why no just go for something with an easy installer like Ubuntu...

But I guess if you're up for a challenge. :grin:

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In fact I'm temped to do it now. Dammit!!!!

 

 

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Okay thanks for the info guy's, thats interesting.

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