gOS, a Linux Operating System for the Web

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http://www.liberiangeek.net – If most of your time spent on your PC is browsing websites and checking emails online, why not go for an operating system that’s geared towards the web? With the average PC user spending more time on the web than on the desktop, a company based in Silicon Valley called Good OS is trying to bring the web onto the desktop of your computer. Now you would be able to browser Facebook, MySpace, and other social networking sites right from your desktop.   gOS is a Linux based operating system for consumers and is freely available to download and install on your PC from the Internet. In addition to standard applications provided by Linux Operating System,  It features widgets powered by Google Gadgets and Web Applications like Gmail, Picasa, Google Talk and more right from the desktop.  And because it’s Linux, security is enhanced. In this brief tutorial, I’ll show you how to download and install gOS and bring the web to your desktop on your computer.   To get started with gOS, download a copy from here and install.   1) Hit the Enter key to boot from the CD/DVD drive.     2) Once booted, double-click the Install icon on the desktop to install the OS.     3) Choose your language and time zone. When done click Forward     4) Choose your keyboard layout and click Forward. At the disk partition panel, select Guided option to install. When the installation is complete, remove the CD/DVD from the computer and restart.     5) Login     6) Voila! Your new installation of gOS. New begin looking around at some of the features available to you. At the bottom, there are many web applications available with just a few clicks.     7) Gmail is among Google widgets on the desktop     YouTube is also available with just a click.   9) In addition to OpenOffice, Google Docs is also available as an Office application. To add more gadgets, right-click on the Google tool on the right of the tool bar and click Add gadgets.   10) More Google gadgets are available to install as you wish.     11) To install Facebook widget, click Add and accept to install.       Conclusion, this might not be the OS you want, but if you spend a whole lot of your time on the web instead of the desktop, this might just be the workstation of choice for you.     Join the forum discussion on this post — (1) Posts (HowTos)