gOS Space: OSX like operating system without Apple
I’ve been a fan of gOS for a while now. I’ve been running their Rocket release for about a year. It’s based on Ubuntu and has the benefit of pre-installed Enlightenment. It’s solid, runs well on lower-end hardware, and…it’s Enlightenment (what more do you want?)
On January 7, 2008 gOS released the beta version of Space - their latest iteration of gOS. It’s different for sure. It’s like OS X with an added bit of fun. gOS Space is truly a social network fans’ dream come true. But what exactly makes this operating system special? Let’s take a look at some of the bits that cause Space to stand out.
Space isn’t based on Enlightenment. Although this makes me sad to think they are moving away from my favorite window manager, I do like where they are heading. What they are using is a combination of GNOME, Compiz Fusion, the Avant Window Navigator, and a bit of Enlightenment E17 code. This combination makes for a very interesting user experience that, as far as I know, is unique only to Space. Unfortunately this combination causes the minimum requirements to mimic that the latest Ubuntu.