Ubuntu and Cloud

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Cheng Jack

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Jul 9, 2009, 11:41:22 AM7/9/09
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Dear sir,
Could buy a computer with Cloud and Ubuntu together ?

Thanks
Jack

Graham Todd

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Jul 9, 2009, 3:15:24 PM7/9/09
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On Thu, 9 Jul 2009 23:41:22 +0800
Cheng Jack <klngpo...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Could buy a computer with Cloud and Ubuntu together ?
>
> Thanks
> Jack

Well, gOS is a Ubuntu derivative with a GNOME interface. They're
advertising a notebook (netbook?) installed with Cloud at:

http://www.thinkgos.com/cloud/availability.html

Not precisely Ubuntu, but gOS is pretty cool.

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Graham Todd

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are making me desperate..."

Darth Chaos

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Aug 26, 2009, 5:13:15 PM8/26/09
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I could be wrong, but I believe gOS Cloud will have to be installed
within a pre-existing install of Windows, with Windows XP as the
earliest supported version of Windows (somewhat like the way Xandros'
Presto is installed). Can anybody verify that?

mahjongg

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Aug 27, 2009, 9:16:06 AM8/27/09
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"will have to be installed within a pre-existing install of Windows"
Pertinently not, although in practice it will often be the case that
Windows XP will be the "normal operating system" installed..
Cloud (NOT "gOS cloud" as gOS and cloud are two separate things
altogether) acts as a "BIOS extension", and it doesn't ,matter what
else is installed on the computer, could be some form of Windows,
could be another full Linux distribution (even gOS).

The computer boots into Cloud, and Cloud can be used immediately, in
the background the computer (Cloud) invisibly continues to load the
"main" operating system, and once this operating system is running
Cloud presents a menu bar option to switch to it. All the while you
can use cloud to surf the web, and use web applications, and
applications built into cloud that run inside the browser.
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