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Goobuntu (google`s modified Ubuntu)

Posted on October 17, 2007. Filed under: Google, Ubuntu |

During my random visits on various webpages on the internet, I found here that Google internally uses a Linux Distribution based on Ubuntu and they have named it as Goobuntu. While both Google and Mark have refuted the rumors about Google distributing Goobuntu to the public. And this should not happen either. Google has been innovating things and undertaking new projects, majority of which hae been successful to the height of free softwares. Google has also been porting and rewriting the various windows based Google applications for the Linux platforms. So google distributing an OS based on Ubuntu doesn`t quite go with the image it has created among it`s users. During my further searches relating to goobuntu, I have also found a screenshot which heavily confirms the existence of Goobuntu. An wikipedia entry to the found can be found here.

Heres `s the screenshot (Image Coutesy Flickr)

goobuntu

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Google`s Linux Software repository

Posted on October 17, 2007. Filed under: Google, Ubuntu |

Google has a repository for distributing it`s own Linux applications. It also helps to stay up-to-date with the current releases of the various applications. It is good as in I could install picasa for linux through the apt. Here`s the Link to the repo:

http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/index.html

On Ubuntu, the repository can be added by issuing the following command in a terminal:

wget -q -O – https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add –
apt-get update

A screenshot of the page:

Google_linux_repo_screenshot

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