How long did you think it would take for an Ubuntu-based machine to make it into Walmart, complete with Google applications scattered all over the place? Apparently it was sooner than we had expected. As I type this, I'm attempting to download a copy of the OS now so I can get a feel for just how much Google feel this Ubuntu variant is really offering.
It's Not Google's OS: Officially. What I love is the fact that even though Google has no official involvement with this gOS release, they are able to see what releasing their own OS might look like if it was indeed, ever based on Ubuntu. But then I started to dig deeper and the point about gOS being in Alpha stages is apparently quite spot on.
And then there is the argument that Ubuntu already fills the need that gOS is trying to fill - why does this need to be released again?