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Living in the Cloud: A JoliCloud Chrome Experiment

Dec 15, 2010, 23:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Most people don't make their work machine their test bed, but my work tends to be my tests. For the next couple of weeks, I'll be working and blogging exclusively with JoliCloud running on my MacBook and using Google Chrome web apps. What's the deal?

"Not all of us got shiny new Cr-48 Netbooks from Google, but we do have the next best thing for free. It's JoliCloud, which emulates a lot of the same thing Chrome OS does. The only difference is an Ubuntu base and a lot more access to "under the hood" stuff.

"But here's the point: JoliCloud runs Chromium (the developer build of Chrome) and that means it runs the web apps that Google so proudly displayed. It also has the same "look and feel" web-only cloud-based application processes that Chrome OS is setting out to achieve. So ostensibly, my experience on JoliCloud should translate over to Chrome OS in a snap."

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