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Gosh, gOS is good

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on November 16, 2007 10:40 PM
Interesting. I downloaded the ISO and loaded it up in VMWARE.

(1) Clean layout
(2) Uses / utilizes Google utilities and apps (GMAIL via Firefox, Google News via Firefox, Instant messenger via Firefox ... see the pattern?)
(3) Useful and uncluttered menu structure
(4) Nice selection of apps; having OpenOffice pre-installed is nice.

(1) For the life of me I could NOT find any control panel / settings widget/gadget/whatever to set the time and date. NTP kicked in to set up
the time/date automatically, but what if you're not on the net?
(2) Although I'm an Enlightenment fan (the window system gOS uses), since it isn't the same as KDE or GNOME (no "control panel", for example)
People who buy this machine / combination will have a bit of a time getting help from their neighborhood LINUX guru.

I would have customized GNOME (or KDE) had I been doing the gOS out-of-the-box configuration.
(3) Given that this is meant to be a beginner's machine, I would also have expected a bit more help popping up when first loaded.

It is great to have a LINUX box at a very low entry price ($200). I hope this will further the LINUX on the desktop movement.
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