Before you ask (as some have previously) why TechCrunch would write about a Linux distro, gOS is different. This is the first major OS to come standard with a focus on web apps, and as I wrote in November last year, it isn’t perfect, but it may well be a sign of things to come; a world where web apps are the primary focus of an operating system as opposed to native desktop apps.
Most notably gOS 2.0 will come with Google Gears installed standard. There’s not a lot of web based apps running on Google Gears quite yet, but Google Reader (for RSS reading) and Zoho Writer (for a MS Word substitute) are amongst them.
Other features in gOS 2.0 include a browser-based Web-cam application gBooth that is focused on working with sites such as YouTube and Facebook.
Visit CrunchGear for full coverage of CES, and hopefully they’ll also manage to visit the gOS booth as well during the week.