PC Magazine has posted a review of the gOS PC, and the author is less than pleased with his overall experience.
I’m not entirely surprised, and I’ve been talking about the need for these entry level devices to have a more practical computing power level for a while.
Here is a brief quote:
“The gPC was slapped together to sell to Web-savvy people who have very little pocket money. My advice to these people? Save up for just a little longer and buy something for at least $450 that runs Windows Vista, or get the ASUS Eee PC 4G laptop. This advice also goes for tech-savvy readers looking for a simple Internet PC for Grandma or Uncle Phil, or for a really cheap PC to tinker with and rebuild.
This definitely isn’t that PC. It’s touted as a system for those who don’t want to deal with installing Linux, and don’t want the expense of a Vista or Mac OS X PC. In the end, though, it has so many shortcomings I would have a problem recommending it to anyone, regardless of their tech smarts (or lack thereof).”
You can find the full article here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2227810,00.asp
PS: This was the money quote for me:
“That said, gOS seems to be a product put together by a marketing team rather than by experienced developers.”
I wonder if he read my post here: https://mrzonbu.wordpress.com/2007/11/30/gos-pc-selling-out-at-walmart/
PPS: Oh and one more. Does this sound familiar?
(On a separate note: If you have the tech expertise, I suppose you could just download gOS for free from the thinkgos.com Web site and install it on a PC you have lying around. However, if you’re that talented, I would recommend downloading the regular version of Ubuntu and giving that a try instead. Ubuntu has more of a user base, so you’ll likely find more users running into the same problems, with fixes for them.)
Wait a second, that sounds an awful lot like what I said here: https://mrzonbu.wordpress.com/2007/11/14/the-zonbu-laptop-for-480-free-shipping/