The Dell Inspiron Duo is a convertible tablet style netbook with a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Dual core processor, 10 inch, 1366 x  768 pixel capacitive touchscreen display, and an unusual design that lets you rotate the screen for use in tablet mode without relying on a swiveling mechanism that feels like it’s going to break off at any moment. But reviewers haven’t been all that impressed with the custom touchscreen software Dell bundles with the netbook.

Enter Jolicloud.

Jolicloud is a Linux-based operating system originally designed specifically for netbooks, so it’s optimized to play well with Intel Atom chips. It’s also a relatively light weight operating system that places heavy emphasis on the web browser and web-based apps. The operating support includes some basic touchscreen support, but YouTube member BeYourOwnDroid has made some tweaks to enable support for touch in the Google chromium web browser and to add the Florence Virtual keyboard for typing on the screen when in tablet mode.

You can find more information and instructions at YouTube and at the Ubuntu Forums.

via Netbook News

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