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Wal-Mart To Sell $399 Ubuntu Linux-based Laptop with Google Operating System

It includes Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google News, Google Maps, YouTube, Firefox, Skype, Facebook and OpenOffice 2.3

Everex, whose $199 gOS-based gPC desktop sold out at Wal-Mart in record time late last year, has now introduced a gOS-based 2lb ultra-mobile laptop that it plans to sell at Wal-Mart for $399 starting January 25.

Dubbed the CloudBook, the thing uses a 1.2GHz VIA C7 processor and promises an average five-hours operation off a lithium-ion battery. It's equipped with a 7-inch TFT display (800 x 480 native resolution), 30GB internal storage, 512MB memory, digital video output, a 4-in-1 card reader and a 1.3MP webcam.

The Ubuntu Linux-based gOS operating system from Good OS LLC (www.thinkgos.com) includes so many Google applications like Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google News Google Maps and YouTube that it's often referred to as the Google operating system. It also includes Firefox, Skype, Facebook and OpenOffice 2.3.

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Salvatore Genovese is a Cloud Computing consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Rome, Italy. He occasionally blogs about SOA, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities. Sal can be reached at hamilton(at)sys-con.com.

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