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Jolicloud 1.1 review

Dec 13, 2010, 21:35 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to finid for this link. ]

"Jolicloud 1.1 is the latest stable release of Jolicloud, the cloud-based, Ubuntu-based distribution. Other than being a cloud-based distribution, the most distinctive feature of Jolicloud is the netbook-optimzed interface, which is one of five netbook-optimized interfaces available on Linux and BSD distributions.

"Reviewing Jolicloud amounts to no more than telling you what types of applications are available on the service. However, before we get to that, here is something to keep in mind, that is, if you were not aware of it already: Using a cloud-based distribution is, in a sense, worse than using a Microsoft Windows operating system. You bought a computer, and handed control of it to a third party. That is my take on it. An excerpt from Jolicloud's Terms of Services to ponder:

"You hereby grant to Jolicloud a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to: (i) reproduce, modify and publish any Content that you use; and (ii) distribute and/or display through the Jolicloud Software any Content that You provide or make available using the Jolicloud Software for the sole purposes of making the Jolicloud Software available to You.

"Jolicloud reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to decide whether any Content that You use complies with these ToS and any additional terms. Jolicloud may in its sole discretion remove such Content and/or terminate these ToS and Your account if You use any Content that is in breach of these ToS and/or any additional terms at any time and without prior notice to You."

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