Jolicloud is a custom Linux distribution designed for netbooks. Of course, there are plenty of those these days. But Jolicloud is designed with an emphasis on bridging the gap between web apps and desktop apps and a heavy focus on social activities. For instance, when you install a new application you can allow your Jolicloud contacts to see in their updates.
The operating system is still in private alpha testing, and up until now it’s been relatively tough to score an invite. But starting today all existing Jolicloud users will find that they have 10 invitations in their homebase that they can send out to their friends. So it’s time to start bugging people you know that are in on the alpha.
For a more detailed (if somewhat dated) look at Jolicloud, check out my first look article and video.
I’ve had Jolicloud on my HP 5101 for almost 2 months. It’s okay. Not of much use when not connected to the Net. One annoyance that took me a while to fix was how fast the boot menu (to select between Jolicloud and Windows 7) was. The default is literally 2 seconds and Jolicloud is default. I have since reset it to 10 seconds and made Windows 7 default. Removing Jolicloud is currently too cumbersome. I’m likely to erase it when I install the “official” Windows 7 soon.
I’m a beta tester for Jolicloud, and I have to say, its definately a waste of time and a lot of dissapointments… You will be much better off with UNR, Eeebuntu, or even a full version of Ubuntu or Crunchbang!
I disagree, I love your arguments though 😀
By the way it’s not beta yet you know…
I completely disagree. Jolicloud has rejuvenated my Asus Eee PC 701. It’s fast and quite stable for an Alpha.
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