Googly Eyed Prepare to fall hard for a Google-based OS--and the computers that run on it.
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After an excruciatingly long time, it looks like Linux is finally taking hold. But maybe we should rename it the Google Operating System because, clearly, the big Daddy Warbucks of search is the wind beneath the wings of Linux these days.
Google's new Android initiative has a toehold on cell phones, and the company has long promoted open source on the web, where your browser is basically your OS. Now that's the rallying point for Linux developers on the desktop, as per new machines like the Asus (asus.com) Eee PC 4G mini laptop, Everex (everex.com) gPC TC2502 and Zonbu (zonbu.com) PCs. The search giant didn't build them, but you'd never know it from booting one up.