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All posts tagged "jolicloud"


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Google Docs Now Within the Jolicloud

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Talk" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/30/...esktop-joli-os/

"It already has one of the cutest names in cloud computing, and now it has Google Docs, too. Following up on its integration of Dropbox, Jolicloud just added support for the online office suite, which means you can access and edit all of your important missives and memos via the Jolicloud Desktop or Joli OS."

It seems that these mini-OSes (or probably better described as "companion environments?") are adding more and more features. With the addition of Dropbox and Google Docs, Jolicloud is becoming pretty full-featured. Do you think that these environments are robust enough that you may be able to eliminate "legacy" applications?


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jolicloud Reviewed

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Laptop Thoughts Software" @ 05:30 AM

http://hothardware.com/Reviews/A-Lo...mputing/?page=1

"Jolicloud's newest operating system release can be summed up in one word: “accessible”. To sum it up in fourteen words: “accessible, and yes it's Linux underneath, but please don't run away screaming quite yet.” Anyone trying this relative newcomer might call it accessible because it has an extremely easy-to-use interface. Or, it could be called accessible in the sense that it's free and will run on minimal hardware. Or, it may be accessible because it integrates concepts familiar to social networking users directly into the main interface."

If you have some old computer hardware and are comfortable with an app centric interface like you'd find on most modern smartphones, this might be something for you to take a look at. Anyone given this a go?


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Jolicloud Helps You Get Your Jolibook

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/26/...olibook-review/

"The Jolicloud Jolibook. Oh yes, it's sounded like a made-up device ever since the pictures of it started to leak out, but the netbook centered around the Jolicloud Linux operating system is indeed a real product. So real that we've been using the Atom N550-powered system over the past few days. Sure, we've gotten looks in public because its cartoon-covered lid, but the £279 ($443) machine isn't meant for "grown-ups" -- it's intended for a younger set, or those between the ages of 15 and 25."

There seems to be two main things to consider about the Jolicloud Jolibook; the hardware and the software. On the hardware side of things, the Jolibook seems to be very pedestrian. The only remarkable aspect of the netbook is the lid, which if you decide to be a must have, I am sure you can find a skin protector that has a similar theme. The only real selling point of the Jolibook is the OS which is free to download and install on any other laptop. I am reminded of the model that Apple uses, where Jolicloud is responsible for the entire product, but the Jolibook seems to lack the polish that Apple is famous for. While I think it is certainly a decent attempt, the hardware is going to need more finesse than a questionably trendy cover to stand out. Has the Jolibook actually caught your eye? What makes it a must buy for you?


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