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For as small as Jolicloud is, the company sure knows how to hang around. After renaming its cloud-based desktop operating system to Joli OS (and subsequently open-sourcing the thing), the outfit is taking a somewhat different approach with its latest offering. Jolicloud Me is a new type of cloud organizer — think of it as a mashup between Pinterest and Dropbox, among other things. It’s a high-level aggregation tool that pulls together cloud-based information and shares; things like music, images and video — regardless of where they came from — are grouped together. We’ve certainly seen social sharing aggregators before, but there’s a certain level of elegance to this one. Beta invites are going out today (see the source link), with platform support for Android, iOS and the world wide web via HTML5. Something tells us we’re just a few months out from yet another service that aggregates the aggregators.
Mum’s been the word from the Jolicloud camp over the past few months — summer vacation, we get it — but the company has apparently been working quite diligently on what’s next: the “new Jolicloud platform.” According to a mildly vague blog post from the outfit, the next edition of the OS will introduce “the personal cloud,” enabling users to access the information stored there from “your iPhone, your Android phone, your tablet, your computer and pretty much any connected device with its API.” In related news, Joli OS has been open sourced and is now available to the community, and if you’re interested in finding out more about the whole ordeal, sign up for the private beta in the source links below. Invites are going out soon, or so we’re told.
I was just talking with Jolicloud founder Tariq Krim the other day at Mobile World Congress, and we discussed the fact that everyone seems to design their software to work just within the limits of the hardware we have. Programs are designed around the idea of having 4GB of RAM and hundreds of gigs of hard drive space, but for so many things this is total overkill. Can’t you do all this stuff with a tenth or hundredth of the resources?
Yes, of course you can, and that’s part of what Jolicloud is about. And just a couple days ago they put out an update making Jolicloud install easily on hardware going back ten years. If you’re like me, you’ve got a few motherboards and other random components, along with an old laptop or two, clogging up some storage space, never to be used again. You could pop Jolicloud on there and make it functional (or Ubuntu or something, obviously, but this post isn’t about that).
Why, you ask? Why not? It’s there, it works, so make it your – music player, or torrent box, or just a spare display to put your inbox on.
Check out the update here. It’ll run on a TNT2! I know I’ve got one of those sitting around somewhere. Riva, now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a while.
It's a version of Linux meant to make you're computer into more of a Cloud computer, much like Chrome OS. It uses mostly web apps, but can still use and install linux apps and has the plus of still having access to you're files on you're hardrive. It seems like the ideal mix between a Chromium and any other OS. It's a bit…
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Jolicloud, which set out to build a cloud-based operating system for netbooks, appears to be preparing to build and sell its own line of actual netbooks, too.
Tariq Krim, founder and CEO of the French startup, earlier today tweeted links to two interesting pictures.
As others are speculating, these pictures suggest Jolicloud is working on a proper netbook rather than sticking with just building software to run them.
It’s been quite a wait, but JoliCloud 1.0 is finally ready for download for your netbook. This Linux-based OS is also compatible with touchscreen displays. Once installed, you’ll have that 700-app directory to keep you busy for awhile.
Did we mention that it’s free? This operating system is based in the cloud, which should allow you to automatically synchronize across multiple devices, while managing your interface from said cloud as well, as long as you have an HTML5-supporting browser.
You can download JoliCloud 1.0 here.
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Tariq Krim’s app-based cloud OS has been a long time coming, but it’s finally freely available for download — just grab a 16MB installer and you too can join the Jolicloud. We’ve been impressed more than once by the responsive netbook operating system which can boot in seconds flat, and now that it’s got touchscreen support and a streamlined Windows dual-boot installer all for the bargain price of free, it’s definitely worth a try. Give it a spin at our more coverage link, and let us know if it improves your life in any meaningful fashion. If your keyboard is inexorably intertwined with Windows, however, don’t fret; a little penguin tells us a tablet PC version is also on the way.
Gallery: Jolicloud press screens
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We’re always skeptical when it comes to underground operating systems whipped up for one specific purpose, but Jolicloud has managed to continually impress us with each passing build. Now, at long last, the netbook-centric OS has arrived at the magical 1.0, and our comrades over at Netbook News have managed to score an early copy. Better still, they’re showcasing it on Acer’s just-released Aspire One 533, and if the bootup speed is any indication, we’d say the two are a match made in heaven. The 1.0 version sure looks grown-up compared to those earlier builds, and while we suspect it would take a bit of getting used to before we really found ourselves comfortable in an app-driven desktop OS, we definitely like the looks of it. Feel free to hop on past the break for a lengthy video demonstration of the refaced system, and if you’re currently using an earlier version, the company has informed the world that upgrades will start slipping out as early as this week.
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