Last Updated on: 6th May 2023, 01:13 pm

Web site: www.thinkgos.com (not active)
Origin: USA
Category: Desktop
Desktop environment: Enlightenment, Gnome
Architecture: x86
Based on: Ubuntu
Wikipedia: gOS
Media: Live DVD
The last version | Released: 3.1 | January 3, 2009

gOS (good OS) – an Ubuntu based Linux distribution created by Good OS LLC. The company initially advertised gOS as “An alternative OS with Google Apps and other Web 2.0 apps for the modern user.”

gOS features Enlightenment window manager (up to version 2) and then Gnome desktop environment, and integration of various Google products and services. The desktop theme was similar in appearance to Mac OS X Leopard.

Time line:
This first version of gOS 1.0.1 was released in November 2007, and was based on Ubuntu 7.10 and the Enlightenment 17 window manager.
gOS v2 Rocket G was released in February 2008 and was using the GNOME desktop environment instead of E17 and the Avant Window Navigator dock.
gOS 2.9 Space was released in April 2008, and featured GNOME with Compiz-Fusion, and the Avant Window Navigator.
gOS 3.0 Gadgets was released on the gOS website on September 23, 2008, and was based on Ubuntu 8.04.1. It features Google Gadgets integrated into the desktop and includes Wine 1.0 and Mozilla Prism.
The last available version is gOS 3.1 Gadgets which was launched on January 3, 2009.

gOS was under development between 2007 and 2009.

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6 thoughts on “gOS”

  1. well, then perhaps at least the gOS 1.0.1 version from:


    before it also disappear from the net without a trace (like gOS 2.0.0/beta Rocket E seems to have done…)

  2. sorry to bother your again, but here is a link I found today:

    for gOS Rocket E; unfortunately it seems their server is down at the moment, but perhaps you (or I) could get the iso later?


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