I have heard rumors about a Google OS. Has anyone else heard about this? Do you think it can really compete with Windows? Google has been trying for some time now to take down microsoft. It appears that microsoft is getting alittle scared. They have now started there new search engine... Windowslive.com. Although I think it was to little to late. Everyone is already on the google train. Even the new e-mailing system microsoft is starting is to compete with G-mail which again I feel microsoft is to late on this release. Please post if you know anything though about this "Google OS".
I had watched some funny screenshots of this OS. It look pretty childish to me. Every Application has a "G" before its name. like G-Word, G-Browser etc.,
May be a hoax.
But the idea of a "Web Based OS" is thrilling.
I saw this pictures too. I think, if this whole story is true, that Google OS will be based on BeOS, unsuccess operating system from 90-es form PowerPC computers. BeOS is now available as open source project.
Other web sources discuss about huge Internet Mainframe computer with GooOS operating system....
However, any Windows concurent OS is welcomed...
well, M$ also got scared when linux came out, but due to program compatibility issues and bill gates' refusal to sell the code to run .exe files, Windows is still the most popular OS in the world (at least for PC's. Servers are a whole other story).
I have heard of the google OS, I don't know too much about it, but it would be incredible if they did release an OS. I believe google will release a browser in the near future.
If you do a WHOIS on gbrowser.com, google owns it.
l'm really excited about this, l have been saying for about two years now that they should make an OS, and if they did, l would be right there in the BETA tests, heck, even the ALPHA if they release it.
This is impossible I dont like google software. microsoft is big bussnies
I kinda liked google talk and google desktop. They were good programs, but I didn't find much use for them. They were really simple and smooth.
Hopefully they'll make an OS the same way.
nothing more than a rumore dude... there is no official word from google about it... but many belive that google is working on unix as well as linux plat form for their own OS...
here is a cool site providing fake screenshot...
but the truth is Google OS doesnt exist.... its a big bluff!!!!.... people just want to escape from this MS funda & want to see some one comes up with better OS than MS... like alternet browser bit IE havily... or google search/gmail kicked MSN/Hotmail out... so they expect some one who has the edge over MS (like it or not... but google does have edge over MS... in almost every front where it is present)... so this kind of google OS, Office or browser things comes up... now & then...
This is a very old article. Please specify the source while posting such things
btw the source is http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=10096
I dont know from where you got this impression but i will tell you that the format of .exe files is called Windows Portable Executable and its freely available. There is a project for Linux called WINE (Windows Emulator) which allows you to run .exe files One more thing, MS is still scared
I think I'll still stick with Mac. about the G thing, a lot of KDE Linux applications start with K, so it's not that weird. (Konqueror, ksnapshot, Kate, KWrite, etc.)
i think that is not so good Google`s idea to make their os
The idea of web base operating system is thrilling, having the ability of accessing your "Desktop" where ever u are, and regardless of the performance of the client hardware you are accessing it with as long as it has fast connection.
Well, I don't think that Google will knock out MS...
MS has become to big allready, so it will take a long long time before Google pass MS!
Google will never beat Microsoft in constructing an OS, really
Google is the king of the Internet, and no one is going to take that any time soon.
Just as M$ is the king of the Operating System world.
But I dont see how Google couldnt become big by being a major OS for servers... Linux Has
Correct me if i am wrong but isnt google wanting to take over the internet market sector onli? Google OS? it is veri unlikely but if it is so the OS would most probably be based on linux not Windows
if you think about it, its not that hard to make a linux derevative. examples are knoppix and ubuntu, derived from debian. google has loads of experience with linux, and also they have some of the lead developers working for them, eg: in firefox developer, gaim developer etc
if they want they can release a debian clone anytime. but is it worth it? giving support for OS is difficult, although Microsoft seems to have created an industry from it. anyway i do wish that they will come up with an OS soon. that will give a kick in the balls to Windows, which has been stagnating for a long long time.
The people at Google have the brains to make a better OS, Just look at how they redefined Search Engines. I could see a Google OS taking Mass Advantage of the now highly dominated Windows Computers.
google OS .. well all I want to know is is it going to be a Open source ? So thay every one can try the hands on exp.
I really want to see a web based OS from Google, through which we can do some small tasks and save the files in our account. Anybody with a google account can get his own personalised web desktop and applications like Open office portable etc. It will be great, and some day it will become true. They already built the Open office thing usable thorugh the web. If an OS too come it will make a revolution in Internet.
I don't have a clue how this will work.
Mainly doubts about responsiveness and others qualities, like performance and availabilty. But I'll take my chances in saying this probably is the future (overriding what "web services" aren't).
so far i didn't have any clue that Google had been developing their own OS
i hope it is as good as their gmail service...which i luv to use
It would be awesome to be able to go from any computer connected onto the internet and work on your work, manage your files, and stuff like that, and I heard that Google is making an operating system, but when the the web-based stuff come from?
I doubt if google would go head-to-head with Microsoft like that. A browser is one thing, but an operating system just wouldn't make sense, especially now that Apple's running their OS on x86. It's sooner we'll see generic boxes packing OSX than google. Then again, google is ambitious, a condition that often blinds reason.
maybe by 2010 the internet has drastically changed, but at the current pace, I would not trust to run my box off the web, or webOS. I love google, nothing against G-apps, I think they're great, but a completely web relient os would be fairly unstable and unsecure.
Why would Google create a brand new OS when there's Linux already?
I think it would be more Google-esque for it to provide some sort of super-google combo super google pack which can run on ANY OS!
Then the google software could be really good, and maybe have a feature which lets users go online.
Then for convenience people might start switching from microsoft office to google software!
EDIT: Also, if Google makes an OS all viruses on the OS will be Google's fault. If others hack into software when it's running on XP, it'll mainly be Windows XP's fault!
I don't think it will be good OS. Linux is the best system and GOOGLE OS will not better than that
it doesnt exist but maybe in future it will and i am really looking foward beacuse look at gmail its free its good its simple ---- its google:) I really think that google can bett windows but they will need some more time ..
I doubt if Google OS will be a success. Their Google Toolbar contains spyware (or that are at least the rumours), so that's why I didn't install it. Google is also obtaining a monopoly (or wants to have one at least), and people don't like that (at least I don't - the third time "at least" in this post!) I hope they don't follow the same way Microsoft have followed, because it's the guaranteed way to create a bad image of your corporation.
if it were to happenthey'd dominate microsucks
Google OS will take a long long time to b successful.. unless it allows most windows programs to be run and allow us the ability to access all our files we hav, esp files like wma and wmv, it may be able to be successful.. and Microsoft wont allow that.. The main reason why people dun migrate to another OS is because some of their files will not be recognised or they can't run their favourite programs and games..
As of yet google does not have market experiance with projects the size of a new OS. Building a new OS that you want to sell is very difficult, especially because Google must make sure that it is indeed a product better than what is already out here so that they don't lose their "brand hype." I hope they do eventually come out with an OS, but I think that before that we will be seeng a browser by Google, a couple utilities, and they are already starting that, as in Google desktop search and Google Earth. Now, they have the "Google Pack" which is composed of Google applications as well as third-party freeware such as AdAware. Who knows where this is leading...
if google starts an os then ofcourse not like windows, unix or what ever...
google is internet (application) giant not hardware spacific (well not very much) maybe the start a web service that could be similar to a remote desktop conncection (well a faster interface)...
but i don't think they will start an os, that would break google "neck" i guess..
I AM 100% sure of it...
Google Will take over Microsoft.. Man they are rocking.,.....
google os?? OS is not a small thing i dont think that they can compete with windows especially vista...
google os ?? gooood...
Google OS will be Ubuntu based as far as I know
Ubuntu is a VERY userfriendly Linux based upon the GNOME desktop system, and it is very nicely intergrated. This could prove to be a flop, but I think that for the average user Google OS would be good.
Anyhow, I have also heard that Google plan to 'spy' on us via Google OS, as they want to use us to conduct tests and all sorts, which, quite frankly, does concern me.
We'll just have to wait and see, won't we?
there's no such thing as GooOS. At the gooOffice they use linux. it is only called "google's OS" because they all use the same exact distro that is slightly modified to their needs. THAT'S IT. If they were to release an operating system, it would be off their own kernal, *nix, or osx, but it wouldn't be a slightly modded distro. It would be a full OS, better than windows, and at least (if not better) as good as osx
No, there IS no such thing, but Google might just make one. And my bet is that it will be Debian based, maybe even *buntu based. Probably Windows like, a bit like Linspire.
google os ? are you kidding ?
can someone beat Microsoft in their own yard. Internet, search engine, email are another things buy not os. Its Microsoft's world and you can't take on them in their own game.
Google knows that too, so i do not think that google will come up with its own os anytime soon. May be they are building their own os, but can they market it, provide support, track bugs, handle compatiability issues, provide regular updates and patches. I think they are not yet big and experienced to do so already when there is over 90% monopoly by windows in the market.
I think Google is working on it and making it good, hopefully they will wait for right time before making it public.
And about Microsoft is scared, I do not think so. Microsoft has challenged and win many battles like that. They won over IBM, Mac and other very big companies. Google is fighting a war for the first time, so Google should be scared i think.
Wait for Vista and you will know what i mean.
I've tried the Vista beta. It's crap, in my opinion..
Google is very promising company: still inovative, high user-care and still hard-working despite they're most popular brand on Planet and very, very rich. Everything is great, except that political move in China - to cenzure search results
I think they arn't ready yet to fight with MS. MS is still much stronger and bigger company (what if MS ban google.com address in his next IE7 ).
But if Google every try to make OS i think it will be great OS (all their product are less-more great).
Ban Google.com? Why doesn't IE just ban Linux.com then?
Nah, that would never happen, but Google might just make a good OS.
in theory its good idea, but in actuality, its probably more of a liability than google is ready to take on. With internet security issues on the rise every day and more and more viruses floating around. It wouldnt suprise me if they put this thing out, only to have some kid hack in and destroy everything on the servers, if not the servers themselves.
With all the cons put aside, i really like the idea, it would be easy and fun to use. Not to meantion cheap. For right now though, if they released a normal OS, i think that alone would be pretty cool. I sorta like having to upgrade my computer every now and again to stay with the current software and games, with the ideas suggested in that article posted above, it appears the need to have to upgrade would all but be eliminated. And though for some people this would be a good step in technology, security, and user friendlyness. I like being able to put myself in a class above other people and say that im a computer person. With the system suggested above in the article, the line between computer literate person and illiterate person would be all but blurred out of existance. No longer would there really be a need for a person to gain knowledge of their machines and the software that they run. They would just have to point and click and it would always work. This to me seems like a crime...if not something similiar.
remember, that they might base it upon an existing OS, and probably Linux, and Linux is very secure
I think it could be posible for google to build an OS, I think lot of people would give it a try like other google apps wich are all good
its been a while since i've heard anything about this...any news recently?
Down with M$. I think that In the future when it will be quit common to run 4-8 cpus on a deskop, Linux will own. M$ is the most unstable garbage I have ever seen. Even gaming on Linux is faster. I'm sure when the time comes, Linux will own all, like in 1 or two years.