”However, entering the desktop software world would be a huge step. Making Goobuntu as easy to use as XP will require a lot more development. It's unlikely to be ready for showtime any time soon, and it's possible Google itself hasn't finalised where the project should go.
Whatever Google's intentions, the input of Google engineers and developers, writing new features and fixing bugs, will be a huge boost to the Ubuntu project.”
Microsoft is perhaps Google's biggest rival at the moment, and the desktop market is not one to easily latch on to, so if Google does proceed it will be very interesting to see how MS reacts.