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[link] Goobuntu & How Google Developers Use Ubuntu

Posted 14 May 2012 - 11:28 AM


This is a bit of an article and a video link from UDS (ubuntu dev summit)... an interesting read on 'goobuntu'... haha..


There was a very interesting session at UDS by Google developer Thomas Bushnell. He talked about how Ubuntu, its derivatives and Goobuntu (Google's customized Ubuntu based distro) are used by Google developers.

He starts by saying 'Precise Rocks' and that many Google employees use Ubuntu including managers, software engineers, translators, people who wrote original Unix, people who have no clue about Unix etc. Many developers working on Chrome and Android use Ubuntu and his cook in Google office uses Kubuntu.

Goobuntu is Google's version of Ubuntu and it is based on LTS releases. They make no changes to default UI of Ubuntu like Mint but they do use their own security authentication system and a internal repository system like Launchpad. They like that Ubuntu does a great job of a desktop that works out of the box.

Also many Ubuntu default apps like Ubuntu One are purged from systems as their work information can be sensitive and they also can't send core dumps.

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Re: [link] Goobuntu & How Google Developers Use Ubuntu

Posted 15 May 2012 - 06:17 PM

Never heard of Goobuntu. Sounds neat.
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