gOS…Hot or Not?
The other day I was surfing the web and reading up on new technology, software, and hardware. For some unknown reason I am a daily/semi-daily reader of engadget and gizmodo. They are two of the better tech blogs out there thats actually semi-informative about new and upcoming products. While I was doing my daily readings, I ran into this fun little operating system being distributed online and also found out they are selling desktops machines with gOS at Walmart stores. So I figure, what the heck, lets give it a try and see if its any good.
The first thing I noticed when installing the OS was the cool live CD. After burning the .iso file I was able to boot to the CD and work right off the CD. A lot of new Linux distributions are capable of this, but this one felt extremely easy to use. So I decided to run with it. I did the full installation and started to check out whats its got. I’d say its pretty neat, cause I really like the iBar software thats similar to MAC’s bar on the bottom. Also, the coolest thing on the system was the pre-installed drivers for the wifi card. Normally, I have had tons of problems with the wifi card and WEP/WPA encryption with other Linux distributions. But with gOS, all I had to do was click a couple buttons, type in my WEP key and BAM!, Connected!
So I figure, if this is really that easy to use, I am going to try to continue to play with gOS. I guess the best way to do this is to continue to blog with this machine/OS. So from here on out, whenever I post a blog, I will try to do everything with gOS and this IBM Thinkpad. I guess we will see how it goes, hopefully I can continue to provide monthly updates on how its working, and if there is any problems I run across. Ultimately, I would like it to be fully functional, with ability to whatever I need. So far so good. Stay tuned to find out if its as good as it claims to be.