1 Nov 2007 dmarti   » (Master)

gPC leaving money on the table?

The Everex gPC is for sale at Wal-Mart. The distribution, "gOS" is an Ubuntu derivative from a new company, headed by David Liu, and the desktop experience is based on Enlightment, tweaked to look kind of like Mac OS X, with Big Obvious Buttons for all the Google apps.

I talked with David about gOS before the launch, and asked the obvious question: is Google paying gOS for the ads that its customers see, Firefox-style? No. Firefox has "a great model that we're obviously inspired by," he says, but so far no Googlebucks for gOS or Everex.

This could be a good thing in the long run, since it means Everex doesn't have an incentive to make it hard to install an alternate distribution on the gPC.

Syndicated 2007-11-01 21:23:21 from dmarti's blog

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