Jolicloud is an operating system designed specifically for netbooks. It’s based on Linux, but the goal is to integrate web applications like Gmail and Facebook seamlessly into the desktop to make cloud based computing as natural as firing up a program from your desktop.
The software has been in development for months, but according to the company’s Twitter stream, Jolicloud will be launching a new web site soon (and presumably a public alpha or beta soon after).
In the meantime, here’s a list of mini-laptops that will be compatible with Jolicloud:
- Asus Eee PC 700, 701SD, 900, 901, 904HD, 1000, 1000H, 1000HD, S101, Eee Box B202, and Eee Top 1602
- Samsung NC10 and NC310
- Dell Inspiron Mini 9, Dell Inspiron Mini 10v (but not the Inspiron Mini 10)
- MSI Wind U100, U120
- Lenovo IdeaPad S10
- HP Mini 1000 and Compaq Mini 700EF
- Intel Classmate PC
The team hasn’t tested an Acer Aspire One yet, but like most Intel Atom N270 machines, it should work. You may also have noticed that there are a few HP, Asus, Samsung and MSI models missing from the list. That doesn’t mean they won’t be able to run Jolicloud. It just means some of them haven’t been tested yet.