Good OS (gOS) definitely achieves their motto, “Linux for the rest of us”. It comes pre-installed with everything you need right on the desktop for easy access — web browser, office software, and an IM client among others.
> The look and feel
> Dock with commonly used apps
> Wine 1.0 for running Windows applications
> Sound card recognition, no configuration or command line needed
> Flash support
> Difficult to make simple modifications
- unable to right-click on menu items to “Add to Launcher Panel” or “Add to Desktop”
- unable to add applications to the dock
Anything that you may need that doesn’t come pre-installed, gOS will gladly fetch for you. In most cases, there will be a pop-up asking you if you would like to search for and install required packages. For example, here is gOS searching for codecs to play a podcast:
From a Windows-migrant standpoint, this is a good transition distro as some of the more confusing aspects of a traditional Linux desktop are left out. The bottom panel has been replaced by an intuitive launcher and confusing menus have been consolidated. Overall, gOS is a pretty user friendly Linux distro.