Jolicloud 1.1 review
Dec 13, 2010, 21:35 (3 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ 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
"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."