gOS Space and myMiniPC: Bling-Enabled Desktop for Myspace

The 100+ million “average joe” Myspace users are about to get mind blowing eye-gasm with the brand new myMiniPC with gOS Space 2.9 – and I’m not talking about some spicy profile pictures. Combining the Avant Window Navigator dock and Compiz Fusion 3D effects is going to provide a desktop experience generations beyond what Redmond’s latest offering in a slim form factor 1.5 inches tall and a mere two pounds.

When I spoke with David Liu about the product, he said, “I enjoy tackling these giant companies that I feel symbolize a huge population of average joes.” Six months after launching the gPC in Wal*Mart in front of 140+ million shoppers for a price the couldn’t refuse, now he’s leveraging freely available content on sites like YouTube, Flickr, Pandora and many others with the myMiniPC.

The icons on the left side of the dock are Myspace, News, Photos, Videos, Music, TV, Tools, and Fun. On the right side, four brand new Myspace Apps are featured: Mood, Clock, Graffiti, and Quotes – one app for each face of the desktop cube.

Myspace icons range from Blogs to Music and everything in between, for users to quickly navigate around the site or launch new instances of Firefox. Stuffy news agencies like BBC or CNN have been replaced with links to popular blogs such as Perez Hilton, TMZ and Valleywag.

Flickr and Photobucket populate the Photos icon along with three others. The videos icon has a whopping nine options: Daily Motion, Google Video, Meta Cafe, MyspaceTV, Revver, Veoh, Vimeo, and YouTube. I could go on all day about how much is a single click away – if you’re interested in more information, feel free to browse the screenshot gallery below, or simply watch my video about gOS on YouTube with a short demo.

The logic behind building an operating system out of web applications quickly becomes obvious as you go down the dock viewing each category. These companies have banked billions of dollars by using content created by their users. Making that content easily accessible is the key to providing a channel surfing experience for the web.

With tax refunds just around the corner, the $499 price on the myMiniPC is perfect. gOS Spaces 2.9 should be available soon, I urge you to test it out and tell your friends who are on Myspace about it. Got a suggestion, question or comment? Go ahead and Ask Dave yourself – I’m sure he’ll be happy to oblige your request. Here are some specs, screen shots and video of gOS Space 2.9 for your viewing pleasure.

myMiniPC specs:
• Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Mobile Processor T2130 (1MB L2 Cache, 1.86GHz, 533MHz)
• 512MB DDR2 667 SDRAM
• 120GB Hard Disk Drive
• DVD+/-RW
• Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator GMA950
• Realtek ALC268 High-Definition Audio
• (4) USB 2.0 ports
• (1) IEEE 1394
• (1) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
• (1) DVI-I Port
• (1) S-Video Port
• (1) 4-in1 Media Card Reader
• (1) Headphone/Line-Out Port and (2) Microphone/Line-In Port

Screenshots:

Video:

  • PredatoryFern

    I think I’ve been thinking about routers and NASs a little too long. I look at those system specs and relatively cheap price and think, “Wow, that’d make a nice little pfSense or FreeNAS box…”

    I think it’s safe to go outside for now. The sun isn’t strong enough to kill yet and the temp is cool enough to let you walk somewhere without melting.

    That myminipc definitely looks like something I’d recommend to the mostly web browsing crowd for sure.

  • http://wedexia.com kdnewton

    I’ve been waiting forever for gOS to get out of Rocket Beta. I’m not into it for the MySpace, I don’t know anyone who still uses it (though I suppose there are plenty).

    I just need something lite that will breathe new life into my 750MHz AMD Duron that Xubuntu just won’t do any more.

  • http://www.fsckin.com/ Wayne

    PredatoryFern: FreeNAS for sure… LOL@going outside.
    kdenewton: Xubuntu doesn’t run well on your 750MHz Duron? What about an older version of Xubuntu?

  • ppp

    Nice article as usual.

    Jeon-Hi Hyun, huh someone has got yellow fever.

  • apenomics

    Can anybody please upload that wallpaper? It looks awesome!

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  • http://www.asksteved.com/ Steve

    It’s pronounced oo-BOON-too.

  • manny

    looks awesome.

    Linux is really heading mainstream.

    GOS is really alive now

  • http://www.jonnydover.net Jonny Dover

    @kdenewton: if Xubuntu won’t work, try SAM Linux at http://sam.hipsurfer.com

    It’s an Xfce version of PCLinuxOS, so it’s definitely easy, but it’s a great deal more lightweight than Ubuntu’s Xfce version too. I’ve been evangelizing for them for just shy of a year now.

  • okiedokie

    Is it still yellow fever if you are yellow?

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  • http://www.microsaw.com/webdugg/search.php?q=2+Day+Diet&Submit=Go Kareem Shuffstall

    Do have an email system where I can get your weblog posts emailed to me?