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GooOS, the Google Operating System

  1. Apr 12, 2004 #1
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  3. Apr 12, 2004 #2

    dduardo

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    So how exactly do pronouce it? Goose? Go^os?

    I bet they'll use linux as the base of this new operating system since their whole site already runs on it.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2004 #3
    Hey.. So what's the big deal about Googles new GMail? That it is free? Or is it the 1000 MB storage?
     
  5. Apr 13, 2004 #4

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    It is free and 1GB, but there are ads based on the context of your emails. I'm sure there is going to be a daily upload or download cap of some sort though.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2004 #5
    Man, I like the sound of this. I think when it opens, I will use it, and make that my new perm email.

    I read a thing that says they may offer pop3 access.. You think they will? Is there a huge cost involved in that?
     
  7. Apr 13, 2004 #6

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    If they allowed pop3, then their ad revenue would go down the drain.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2004 #7
    Ahh.. Good point.

    I have to say, I really wouldn't mind if they added their little ad-words ads to the bottom of my e-mail, like under a line:

    -----------------

    It wouldn't bother me.
     
  9. Apr 13, 2004 #8

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    Yeah, but I could easily write a one line program that truncates the end of my email from google.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2004 #9
    well, adds based on your emails implies thay read them. Of course oficially no human reads you mails only specialized programs, but can you be sure of that? it also does not delete your emails from the database when you hit delete. all which can be serious privacy concerns ....
     
  11. Apr 14, 2004 #10
    Hmm. I don't like the idea of it not deleting it when you hit delete. But,, if you have nothing to hide .. :)
     
  12. Apr 14, 2004 #11
    Also, what do you think about it's spam protection>
     
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