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gOS Announces gOS 3 Gadgets — the Newest Version of its Linux OS with Google Gadgets, WINE, and LXDE at LinuxWorld Expo

Newest consumer-friendly Linux OS pre-loads popular Google apps, provides improved user experience and instant access to Google Gadgets

LINXUWORLD EXPO-BOOTH 1627; SAN FRANCISCO, California — August 6, 2008 — gOS, the Linux OS known for its debut in the $199 Wal-Mart gPC and NetBooks, today announced the release of the newest version of its Linux operating system for consumers, called gOS 3 Gadgets.   gOS will demonstrate a beta version of the OS on a variety of NetBooks and NetTops at LinuxWorld and online at http://www.thinkgos.com.

gOS 3 Gadgets instantly launches Google Gadgets for Linux on startup, giving users access to more than 100,000 iGoogle and Google Gadgets that are small, graphically rich applications that can be added to the desktop in seconds over the Internet. gOS 3 Gadgets will also preload WINE, LXDE, and other Google software for Linux to improve the user experience.

“We are excited that gOS 3 Gadgets can introduce small applications for small laptops by connecting with the Google Gadgets for Linux platform and its vast application database,” said David Liu, founder and CEO of gOS. “With this version of gOS, we are delivering a Linux that is ready for consumers -- a Linux for the rest of us!”

By preloading WINE 1.0, gOS 3 Gadgets enables thousands of Windows applications to run well on the Linux platform. “The Wine team is proud that gOS 3 Gadgets now uses Wine to run Windows applications,” says Dan Kegel, WINE 1.0 Release Manager. “Visit www.winehq.org to find out more about what you can do with Wine!"

gOS 3 Gadgets includes LXDE (Lightweight X Desktop Environment) applications in the renewed effort to develop a more lightweight desktop. “We are pleased that gOS is working with the LXDE community to achieve faster boot time and response,” said Fred Chien, one of the lead developers of LXDE. “We think gOS will be even better for consumer NetBooks and NetTops with some of LXDE’s enhancements.”

In addition to Google Gadgets for Linux, gOS 3 Gadgets will be shown running Google Desktop as an alternative to Tracker, Google Picasa as an alternative to F-Spot, and Google Earth to complement the existing link to Google Maps. Google Documents, Calendar, and Mail launch in Mozilla Prism windows to closer resemble desktop applications.

NetBook manufacturers that have chosen gOS 3 Gadgets will be showing demo units at the gOS booth in the LinuxWorld exhibit. “Linux has carved a well-deserved place in the ultra-mobile category”, states Paul Kim, marketing director at Everex.  “gOS 3 Gadgets could just be the next great Linux OS for consumers.”

“We are excited to ship our NetBooks with gOS 3 Gadgets, a Linux OS we believe everyone can use and enjoy,” said Frank Hsieh, Sales Manager at AMtek for the Intel Atom Elego NetBook.

gOS 3 Gadgets Beta will be unveiled at the gOS booth 1627 LinuxWorld Expo, and will be available for download at http://www.thinkgos.com. Linux users are encouraged to download gOS 3 Gadgets Beta and join the Google Group at http://groups.google.com/group/goslinux to discuss the beta and provide feedback that will help improve the user experience for the final release in September 2008.

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About Good OS
Good OS is an operating system software company based in the Silicon Valley and Taipei. Its main product is gOS, a Linux-based operating system designed for consumers on Internet PC’s such as NetBooks, NetTops, and All-in-One PC’s. Since its public inception, the company has been recognized in technology press and throughout the industry for strengths in user interface and cloud computing products for consumers. gOS debuted on the $199 Everex gPC at Wal-Mart Stores last year. Since then, more PC OEMs have chosen gOS for their NetBooks, NetTops, and other Internet PC products for consumers. For more information, please visit www.thinkgos.com.

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davidliu@thinkgos.com

 


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