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Jolicloud Wants to be your Other Linux OS

Dec 21, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Ferrill)

"Operating System choices for the Netbook market continue to grow, at least from the Linux perspective. Current alternatives include Ubuntu's Netbook Remix, Moblin, and now Jolicloud. Add to that mix Google's Chromium OS, and you have four very viable options to pick from. Each OS has its own set of distinctive features while providing the common applications we all need to get things done.

"With plenty of Netbook models and Christmas sales, it's a good bet that a lot of folks may soon have a new toy to play with. If you happen to get one of these with Windows installed and you'd like another option, you're in luck. Jolicloud works on a large number of Netbook models. There's a list of supported models on the Jolicloud website.

"One of the biggest things that impressed us about Jolicloud is that it just works. We tested the latest Pre-Beta release on a Lenovo S10e, and everything worked including Bluetooth, wireless and video. It even gave us a useful mapping of the Windows key on the keyboard. Other little things like Adobe Flash work right out of the box so you won't have to go looking for plugins."

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