While the Google Chrome Operating System due out later this year is designed to provide quick and easy access to web-based applications, that’s exactly what Jolicloud offers today (plus the ability to run desktop Linux apps). While the operating system is still available only to a small group of testers, development is coming along. This week Jolicloud released Alpha 2b, which is a minor update on the recently launched Jolicloud Alpha 2.
The update includes an improved search engine, an easier way to upload pictures to your Jolicloud profile, and overall improved responsiveness. There aer also new applications available including music streaming service Deezer and desktop media player Moovida.