How a search engine became an operating system

I’ve been watching Google evolve over the years from a humble search engine to a, well, I was going to say “mammoth size jack of all trades” but they are a bit more specialised than that. When I came across gOS last year and found people jokingly referring to it as Google operating system I realised it wouldn’t be long before Google did just that, made their own version of an operating system, and there was a good chance it was going to be based on FREE software. Any way I found this article over at Techrepublic very interesting and would have to agree with most of what is said there, take a look and have a vote while your there. I said YES if your interested, even knowing that what I say here, now, might live to haunt me for ever 🙂

Google vs Microsoft anyone ?

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Free as in Freedom & Free Beer ?

Well as usual I found out about the party after it had happened, but maybe next year.

Fosdem: A Festival of Free

Thursday – March 13, 2008

The Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, attracts about 3,000 people every year, and last month marked its eighth edition. With all the hype surrounding free and open source tools the operating system Linux, the Web server software Apache, the Web browser Mozilla Firefox, it is easy to forget the men — and, occasionally, women — who develop them. [More…]

Free as in Freedom & Free Beer ?

Well as usual I found out about the party after it had happened, but maybe next year.

Fosdem: A Festival of Free

Thursday – March 13, 2008

The Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting in Brussels, Belgium, attracts about 3,000 people every year, and last month marked its eighth edition. With all the hype surrounding free and open source tools the operating system Linux, the Web server software Apache, the Web browser Mozilla Firefox, it is easy to forget the men — and, occasionally, women — who develop them. [More…]