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.