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    Google's version of Ubuntu: Goobuntu... it's for internal use only!

    I was reading DistroWatch Weekly this morning and I found there a link to an article in the Financial Times (http://www.fxcentre.co.uk/uk/news.as...9_26148_267184) about Mark Shuttleworth and Ubuntu. What intrigued me was a paragraph which claimed Google "has developed its own version of Ubuntu, called Goobuntu."

    Is this old news? Is it yet another myth about Google?
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    Re: Google + Ubuntu = Goobuntu ?

    I haven't heard about Goobuntu before. But that doesn't mean anything.
    Btw, doesn't this belong under Comminuty Chat?

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    Re: Google + Ubuntu = Goobuntu ?

    Ick, there's a lot of Google rumors floating around lately, isn't there?

    Did anyone see the one on Slashdot about buying up old computer parts to make some kind of mega-search-server?

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    Re: Google + Ubuntu = Goobuntu ?

    goobuntu...wonder if they'll just make their own ubuntu, wouldnt it be smart to make their own red hat too?

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    Re: Google + Ubuntu = Goobuntu ?

    There have been a lot of rumours about a possible Google operating system, but so far, nothing is confirmed about anything like it. So until anything is officially confirmed, everything concerning a possible Google OS is still rumours.

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    Re: Google + Ubuntu = Goobuntu ?

    I just read about Goobuntu on The Register. I hope they help to make Ubuntu in general a better system
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    Google's version of Ubuntu: Goobuntu... it's for internal use only!

    hrm...looky here:
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01...desktop_linux/

    This is interesting to say the least. I wonder what a google-ised ubuntu would look like? Would it still use Gnome, or would they switch to Xfce or KDE?
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    Re: Google to ship own version of Ubuntu?

    & what data will it possibly harvest ?
    I can't see Google distibuting ubuntu as is
    ubuntu seems to be getting extremly poular

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    Re: Google to ship own version of Ubuntu?

    The origin of the word 'Goobuntu' is not clear...
    huh? can you say 'retard'?

    anyway, that's interesting. i wonder if google will continue to be something great (i think it is, at least), or turn into the next microsoft.

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    Re: Google to ship own version of Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by bonzodog
    I wonder what a google-ised ubuntu would look like? Would it still use Gnome, or would they switch to Xfce or KDE?
    doesn't google have its own desktop? if it's at all useable, i would guess they would use it as a default.

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