Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Goobuntu (Google+Ubuntu) is real, sort of

It seems that Greenspan watchers, left with nothing better to do, have turned their attention to Google. ChannelRegister reported that Google was working on a desktop Linux distribution called "Goobuntu", short for Google + Ubuntu. A Google insider says Goobuntu is real, but it's just for Google's internal use. Basically it's a pre-made image that their developers can install without having to stage it themselves. Besides, the insider writes, "Google getting into the Red Hat business would be kind of dumb, and it would distract from our moon teleporter and cold fusion projects".

Now if you really want to start a rumor how about this one: the next version of Google Pack will include Java 5 and Eclipse. Yep, I just made that up, but it would be nice, wouldn't it?


At Thursday, February 02, 2006 2:49:00 AM, Blogger Sylvain Wallez said...

Hmm... considering that Greg Stein will give a keynote at EclipseCon as a googler and not as Apache chairman, I wouldn't be surprised to see the next-generation Google desktop based on RCP...

At Thursday, February 02, 2006 10:57:00 AM, Blogger Ed Burnette said...

Don't read too much into Greg Stein's appearance at EclipseCon. Keynoters were selected for their general industry knowledge and not necessarily any Eclipse relationships. For example Joel Spolsky doesn't even use Eclipse as far as I know; he's just a cool guy with lots of interesting things to say.


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