David Liu has announced the release of gOS 3.1 "Gadgets" edition, an Ubuntu-based distribution featuring a large number of pre-installed Google desktop gadgets: "Introducing gOS 3 'Gadgets'. gOS 3 'Gadgets' instantly launches Google Gadgets for Linux on start-up, introducing over 100,000 possible iGoogle and Google Gadgets to the desktop. Google Documents, Calendar, and Mail launch in Mozilla Prism windows to closer resemble desktop applications.
300 MHz x86 processor
64 MB RAM
At least 4 GB of disk space (for full installation and swap space)
VGA graphics card capable of 640x480 resolution
CD-ROM drive or network card
700 MHz x86 processor
384 MB RAM
8 GB of disk space
Graphics card capable of 1024x768 resolution
A network or Internet connection
Download gOS 3.1 Gadgets (SP1) from Bit Torrent
Download from Torrent (693 mb) How-to: Install gOS 3.1 Gadgets (SP1)
Once your download is complete, it’s time to burn it to a CD or DVD and install it. Here’s how…
1. Burn the ISO file to a CD/DVD
The file you downloaded is an “ISO” which you need to then burn to a CD/DVD. Look for a special option in your CD/DVD burning software that allows you to create a CD/DVD from an ISO file. Click here for a list of CD/DVD burning software
2. Keep the CD/DVD inside
After successfully burning a CD, keep your new gOS 3.1 CD inside your drive.
3. Reboot your computer
With the gOS 3.1 CD inside, you should reboot to see a new gOS menu screen.
4. Select “Start or install gOS”
Wait patiently while gOS 3.1 loads up from the CD/DVD
5. Double click the “Install” icon
It’s the green gOS disc icon :-)
6. Follow the instructions to the finish
When you’re finished, you’ll have to reboot.
Make sure you’re connected to the Internet so you can enjoy all that the gOS Web Applications and Gadgets brings to your new gOS 3.1 desktop!