Instead, we got "Google Toolbar as an option in its consumer downloads of the Java Runtime Environment."
"Gag me with a spoon,"as Moon Unit Zappa used to say. This was not real news.
Then, there were the stories about a Google operating system. That turned out to be Google Pack. This was Googles most uninspiring software offer to date. If, of course, you dont count the stillborn Google Accelerator, which was, in a word, awful.
Now, we have a story from the Register in which freelance journalist Ben King proclaims, "Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the desktop."
According to the report, it will be an "Ubuntu desktop Linux distribution, based on Debian and the Gnome desktop, it is known internally as Goobuntu."
King goes on to state, "Google has confirmed it is working on a desktop linux project."
I wish I could buy this report, but I cant.