Netbook operating system Jolicloud is available as a free download for pretty much any Intel Atom or VIA C7-M powered netbook. The OS blurs the lines between the desktop and cloud-based applications like Facebook, Google Docs, and Gmail. And as of today, it’s available in both English and French.

Later this week, the Jolicloud team plans to launch a German language version of the operating system. In other words, the goal isn’t just to make sure the operating system runs on as many different netbook models as possible. The goal is to make it available for as many netbook users as possible too.

I’m still not convinced that’s going to be enough to convince a huge number of people to use Jolicloud instead of Windows or the upcoming Google Chrome Operating System for netbooks. But while Jolicloud is a download-and-install-it-yourself operating system for now, I wouldn’t be surprised if the company is working behind the scenes to get some PC makers to preload the OS on their netbooks.

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10 replies on “Jolicloud netbook OS goes international”

  1. I’m with cinval. I’ve got Jolicloud running on one of my Dell Mini 9 SSDs and the performance is outstanding. Everything just works. The easiest Linux install I’ve ever done. XP is a boat anchor, and an expensive one at that. For folks that are not wedded to an OS for application reasons, I would reccomend Jolicloud in a minute.

  2. This is the only version of Linux I have installed, which has not required a descent into the Linux underworld, i.e. ideal for consumers, easier than Windows in fact. I’m using the Chrome browser to access Google apps and Twitter, and its dead fast! There is also a large number of extensions available..

    Highly recommended

  3. It think it would appeal to those who have netbooks or smart books with an ‘always on’ connection that they would want to see those online sites instead of typing in or looking up those sites.

  4. If they can get everything working out of the box with my HP 2133, then I’ll switch. Or at least give it a try anyways.

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