Google Linux

The Google rumour mill is at it yet again, this time with rumours that Google is developing a desktop linux-based OS. The Register writes:

Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the desktop, in a possible bid to take on Microsoft in its core business – desktop software.

A version of the increasingly popular Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian and the Gnome desktop, it is known internally as ‘Goobuntu’.

Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project called Goobuntu, but declined to supply further details, including what the project is for.

It doesn’t make much sense and Google can’t make that much money from it. It would probably make more sense to just contribute the changes to Ubuntu and perhaps help Ubuntu promote their OS to normal people.

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