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gLinux is a Debian Testing-based Linux distribution used at Google as a workstation operating system.[1] The Google gLinux team builds the system from source code, introducing their own changes.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] gLinux replaced the previously used Ubuntu-based distribution, Goobuntu.[9]


  1. ^ "gLinux lightning talk". Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  2. ^ "No More Ubuntu! Debian is the New Choice For Google's In-house Linux Distribution". It's FOSS. 2018-01-17. Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  3. ^ Google moves to Debian for in-house Linux desktop | ZDNet
  4. ^ Google Ditches Goobuntu Linux For Debian-Based gLinux, FossBytes
  5. ^ Google ditches Ubuntu for Debian for internal engineering environment, The Inquirer
  6. ^ Google's Chrome OS gets new app muscle with built-in Linux - CNET
  7. ^ OpenNews: Google переводит рабочие станции инженеров с Goobuntu (Ubuntu) на gLinux (Debian), OpenNET (in Russian).
  8. ^ Google Replaces Its Ubuntu-Based Goobuntu Linux OS with Debian-Based gLinux, Softpedia News
  9. ^ Google's Linux workstations are switching from Ubuntu to Debian - Android Police, 19 Jan 2018