Thursday, August 05, 2010

Netbook OS Jolicloud v1.0 launches

The developers of Jolicloud, or what we think is one of the finer netbook operating systems around, have announced that version 1.0 of their operating system is now available as a general public release.

New features include improved performance of the launcher, several minor system updates as well as the major updates listed below. 

A Simpler, Customizable Launcher Entirely Built in HTML5

  • Installing an app takes only one click, and removing it is just as easy.
  • Jolicloud comes with some of the best apps already pre-installed, including Gmail, Skype, Twitter, Firefox, and more.
  • It’s up to you to organize your apps the way you want - your launcher is customizable.
  • We take care of any app updates so that updating is easy, and that you always have the latest version of everything.

An Exhaustive App Center

  • Jolicloud has selected 700+ of the best free apps to install and share with your friends.
  • You don’t have to keep up with Internet trends to discover the coolest new apps - our curated, Featured Apps directory is updated weekly with the best and the latest.
  • Jolicloud makes it easy for you to share what apps you like with your friends and vice versa, so it’s always a dynamic and social app environment.

A Social Stream

  • Through our new Stream feature, you can feel the pulse of the Jolicloud community and discover the apps that your friends recommend.
  • You’re not only kept up to date with what apps other Joliclouders like, but you can also see whatever updates your favorite apps release.
  • Any notifications from Jolicloud and other third-party apps are all centralized here.

A Universal File System

  • Because everything is in one place, it’s easy to manage your files and data, whether they’re on your machine or in the Cloud.
  • Jolicloud facilitates access to popular online storage services like, Dropbox, and, with new services being added frequently.

Experience the Anywhere OS

  • You can install Jolicloud on as many devices as you’d like, and they will always be automatically synchronized. Any app you download, delete, or move around will be the same on all your other machines with no extra work on your part.
  • You can even manage your interface from the Cloud - if you don’t have your computer with you, log in on any HTML5 browser like Chrome to add, remove, or organize apps.
  • Moving from machine to machine has never been so easy.

Jolicloud 1.0 is available to download from the project's site and via BitTorrent. Users can choose between installing Jolicloud via a standard ISO image or alongside Windows using Jolicloud Express and documentation is provided.

I'll be downloading and installing the new OS via VirtualBox this afternoon and will provide some updated details as well as an opinion of the new changes later today.

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