Have you heard of Jolicloud? No? Well, if you’re like me, running around the world with a tiny netbook, you may want to give this recently-released (August 4th) 1.0 operating system a look. It’s simple to use, responsive, and has a really nice GUI (that’s the interface, for those not familiar). Jolicloud is geared towards people who have a netbook, but you can try it out even if you’re running Windows/Mac/Other.
I had a spare partition on my machine, and decided to install Jolicloud in its own area. There’s an option for running it under Windows 7, but I wanted the full boot-up experience. Bad news is I ran through the install a bit too quickly, and wrecked my Windows 7 install. Boo!! I started from scratch, and now I have dual boot options at start-up. Good news is that I’ve been using Jolicloud now for 2 days, and I am very happy with it. As my work inside “the cloud” draws closer to 100%, I am excited to see where these operating systems designed for the cloud are going. This could very well be my core OS, and I’ll just need to switch over to Win7 when absolutely necessary.
NOTE: This post written while using Jolicloud
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