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jolicloud - another Linux for Netbooks

Jan 07, 2010, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by JA Watson)

"No sooner had I written my blurb on Netbook Linux than I came across another alternative, Jolicloud. I had a quick look at their web page, it makes a good first impression, and the descriptions on it sound promising, so I decided to give it a try (things seldom get boring around here). So, after about an hour of work, I had this on my ASUS N10J netbook:

"It doesn't take much looking at that image, or browsing of their web site, before you realize that Jolicloud is a derivative of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. That has good and bad aspects - good, because you could hardly choose a better, and more stable, base to build on; bad, because it has all of the hardware restrictions and requirements inherent in UNR, particularly for advanced graphic (3D/GL) support, which means that it works quite well on Intel Atom-based netbooks with Intel 945/950 chipsets, but for most AMD/ATI/nVidia-based netbooks you have to be willing and able to download and install proprietary graphic drivers to make it usable"

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