Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jolicloud 1.1 Review

The latest version of Jolicloud 1.1 was released a few days ago so naturally I decided to install it and see what has changed since the 1.0 release.  For those of you not familiar with Jolicloud it is a great little Ubuntu based, cloud oriented operating system aimed at netbooks and low end hardware.  They have even started selling their own hardware too with the recent release of the Jolibook.  Things are looking good with a lot of UI and user experience improvements.

The new Jolicloud desktop, looking good.
Probably the biggest change is in the underlying Ubuntu version which has been upgraded from 9.04 to 10.04 LTS.

One of my favourite things about Jolicloud is the hardware support which is comprehensive and hassle free, even my troublesome GMA 500 graphics card works out of the box.

The Jolicloud App Store

Overall there aren't a whole lot of changes on the surface but the Ubuntu upgrade and a general tightening up of the UI and UX makes Jolicloud a whole lot nicer.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for this! I'll have to pop it into a VM and check it out.

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  3. GMA 500 does not work... did you try flash? Youtube crawls. Also re-start after sleep does not work. I suggest you fix your post to reflect this - as it is this is misleading.

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