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Jolicloud 1.0 to launch next week

The Jolicloud operating system for netbooks has been available to public beta testers for ages, so I was actually a little surprised to notice that Jolicloud 1.0 is officially launching next week. I had kind of assumed that had already happened. But if you’ve been holding out on trying this Linux-based netbook operating system with […]

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Jolicloud netbook OS adds touchscreen support

The folks behind the Jolicloud operating system for netbooks have added a few touchscreen optimizations and support for a handful of devices with touchscreen displays including the Samsung NB30 netbook (which is available in some regions with a touchscreen). Basically, you can manipulate program icons by tapping and dragging, and you can flip between home […]

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Jolicloud netbook operating system gets shiny new program launcher

The folks behind the Jolicloud operating system have been working to blur the lines between web apps and desktop apps for a while. But the operating system has always felt a little disjointed — because when you go to install web apps, you have a sexy app store-like interface that lets you click on icons […]

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Jolicloud goes Chrome: Netbook OS uses Google Chrome for web apps

The latest version of the Jolicloud netbook operating system is now available for download.And as expected, it changes the rendering engine for web-based applications from Mozilla to Chrome. One of the things that makes Jolicloud stand out is the fact that you can install either native Linux applications or web-based apps like twitter, Gmail, or […]

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Jolicloud netbook OS getting nettop support, faster web apps

The Jolicloud team has announced that the final release of Jolicloud “Robby” is due out before the end of the month. The update will incorporate a number of features we’ve already told you about, including support for Intel Atom Pine Trail and VIA C7-M processors. But there are two major new features: The web app […]

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Pine Trail netbooks can handle 1080p HD video – with a little help

Intel’s Pine Trail platform wasn’t designed to give netbooks a huge performance boost. For most day to day tasks, you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between a netbook with an Atom N450 processor and GMA 3150 graphics and one with an older Atom N270 CPU and GMA 950 graphics. But there’s one thing […]

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Jolicloud adds support for 1080p HD video on Pine Trail netbooks

Just when I’d gotten used to telling people that new Pine Trail netbooks were pretty much the on  par performance-wise with models with Atom N270/N280 processors, the folks at Jolicloud have gone and proven me wrong. Within the next week or so, they plan to push out a new version of the Jolicloud operating system […]

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Jolicloud netbook OS working on Pine Trail, VIA C7-M support

The folks at Jolicloud are pretty serious about making sure that their netbook-centric operating system works on every mini-laptop on the market. The team already has an impressive list of compatible devices. And it’s about to grow longer. Jolicloud posted a message on Twitter this morning indicating that the developers are working on compatibility with […]