As Google yesterday announced that its Desktop software now runs on Linux, I realized that Google doesn't need to provide a Google-branded varient of the Linux operating system. All it needs to do is ensure that:
* All its desktop software runs on Linux.
* All its Web-based software runs in Linux-based Firefox.
Set up a nice Linux dialect like Ubantu on your notebook computer, and away you go: Word-compatible word processing, Excel-compatible spreadsheets, Gmail, Picasa, Maps, Earth, Sketchup, Warehouse, etc, etc. All of it running in the multiple workspaces that's standard with Linux.
All of your data available anywhere you can connect to the Internet.