Jolicloud is expected to begin selling a netbook called the Jolibook soon… perhaps real soon. The Wall Street Journal reports that the netbook will be available in the UK on Friday, with Jolicloud launching the netbook in other countries after taht.
The Jolibook features a 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 dual core processor, a 250GB hard drive, and the Jolicloud Linux-based operating system which is optimized to run on netbooks with small displays and low power processors. Jolicloud is also designed to blur the lines between native desktop apps and web apps, allowing you to “install” shortcuts for web services like Twitter and Gmail just as easily as you would install a native app like OpenOffice.org or VLC.
The Wall Street Journal also reports that Jolicloud has been in talks with education suppliers in the UK and other countries about getting the netbooks into schools.