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We talked about Everex’s gPC last week, explaining that it’s basically a cheap PC running a version of Ubuntu that links directly to Google apps for most of its office functionality. What we didn’t know is that you can download gOS all by itself, burn it to a live or installation CD, and enjoy turning your $3,000 gaming rig into a $199 Wal-Mart clunker.

Why would you do this? Well, this product could ressurect your old PCs, which can then be given to parents or grandparents, ensuring tech support will be minimal on these new machines. You could also use gOS to create a decentralized document storage system for classrooms or training purposes, allowing you to give each of your students an on-line repository and saving cash on attached storage. The possibilities, as they say, are endless. Take a look at Lifehacker’s how-to and then get thee some gOS — or just Ubuntu.

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