17 February 2006

Goodbye Goobuntu, We Hardly Knew Ye

Mark Shuttleworth has finally put the ridiculous Goobuntu rumour out of its misery. The idea that Google might come out with an operating system - even one based on the very-wonderful Ubuntu - was just so crazy that I really find hard to understand why everyone - especially the blogosphere - swallowed it.

There is absolutely no fit between the commoditised operating systems market and the core competencies of Google - even if Google itself depends on GNU/Linux to keep its server farms humming. There is a world of difference between using something, and trying to sell it to everybody and their dog.

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