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.
Get ready, here they come.
It could be for wider deployments on the company’s own desktops, as an alternative to Microsoft, but still for internal use only.
At the same time, while reading this, the following is happening: Google’s stock plunges below $400
Could it be because the stockmarket dabblers have much more shares in Microsoft than they have in Google? Maybe it’s because that these people have become so used to AntiSpyware, Anti-Virus updates that the thought (or thawte) of life without them would not make any ‘cents’.
After an interesting chat to friend in the South African Econmic Research industry one would understand why the Google share price is falling. A person with shares in Microsoft would probably also have shares in companies that ‘protect’ the Microsoft Family of Operating Systems. Anti-virus, anti-spywrare, anti-everything-that-could-go-wrong-with-XP etc. If Google backs Linux that is not that prone to those type of threats and more and more people start using Linux and there is less demand for the ‘anti’ category of software. Not only will the richest man in the world’s company tremble but those ‘anti’ category companies will too. We all know that GoogAOLe is taking over the world but there are many more people who would not like to see Mr Gates’ and the ‘anti’ category companies go as there stock would be as useless hotmail after the introduction of Gmail.
Read the full Google at work on desktop Linux article.