Only time will tell whether its just a rumour or it will be a reality. If the news published is true then Google is going to give Microsoft a scare. The news is
Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the desktop, in a possible bid to take on Microsoft in its core business – desktop software. A version of the increasingly popular Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian and the Gnome desktop, it is known internally as ‘Goobuntu’. Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project called Goobuntu, but declined to supply further details, including what the project is for
There is a screenshot of the OS too but it looks more like a neat work using photoshop or some graphic tool. But its a fact that google is in a hurry..hiring OS experts and hard core computer scientists whose background isnt search or people who have nothing to do with search or any of its core business. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/01/31/google_goes_desktop_linux/
Well last time i posted about Riya.com rumour and this rumour published all over the place got the company a major funding. So i dont know if google OS is true at all !!!!