gOS: Download FAIL!

by Jon Davis 6. December 2008 16:43

Download Now? I can't.. :(

I wanted to try out the Google Gadgets gOS at http://www.thinkgos.com/ because it looks interesting, but I can't even download it. The big fat Download button just redirects to itself or the HTTP request is canceled by the server--that is, the browse goes busy and then it stops, and nothing happens. I tried most of the mirrors, all of them were just too horribly slow, had an incomprehensible download web page UI, or ended up as 404s. The Torrent download just sat there at 0% for ten minutes despite stopping and retrying halfway into it, so I canceled that too. I tried all this last night but I just tried it again and got the same issues.

Here's a thought, why not let Google host gOS? Or would that just be too confusing since this is not a Google-created operating system?

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Jon Davis (aka "stimpy77") has been a programmer, developer, and consultant for web and Windows software solutions professionally since 1997, with experience ranging from OS and hardware support to DHTML programming to IIS/ASP web apps to Java network programming to Visual Basic applications to C# desktop apps.
Software in all forms is also his sole hobby, whether playing PC games or tinkering with programming them. "I was playing Defender on the Commodore 64," he reminisces, "when I decided at the age of 12 or so that I want to be a computer programmer when I grow up."

Jon was previously employed as a senior .NET developer at a very well-known Internet services company whom you're more likely than not to have directly done business with. However, this blog and all of jondavis.net have no affiliation with, and are not representative of, his former employer in any way.

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