Posted February 1, 2006 2:06 pm by with 6 comments

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It’s funny, even when Google denies a rumor, it still makes the news. InformationWeek tries to make a story out of Google’s internal use of Ubuntu desktop Linux technology.

Google clearly told them…

“We utilize the Ubuntu technology for internal use, but have no plans to distribute it outside of the company,” the spokeswoman said. She also denied the company was using the name “Goobunto” internally for the software, saying, “It’s just an internal system.”

What’s next, speculation on a Google Cola, simply because they have Coca-Cola vending machines at the ‘plex? 😉

  • Barry

    Google Cola – I would drink that. Really.

    “Google Cola – Boost Your Rankings!”

  • Andy Beal

    Hah! There’d be no ingredients listed on the back, just a “CokeRank” which would change with little notice. The Chief Google Coke bottler would come out now and again and let us know about a “big daddy” coke distributor that has the latest batch for people to try. 😉

  • Barry

    Alright, you are forcing me to make a forum thread on this.

    This is too funny.

  • Andy Beal

    Cool, email me the link and I’ll add it to the blog.

  • Anonymous

    I would rather drink Google Cola (Goola?), than use a Google version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu is based on the Debian distro, which hasn’t been updated in, oh, 2+ years now.

    Then again, I’d rather use an old linux distro, than MS anything.

  • Whoosh

    They would name the Cola, “GooKool” by Google. The Cola will always be in Beta version..

    The Label on the bottle might also serve context sensitive ads depending on the sex of the person drinking from the bottle!