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[News] Review of Specialised GNU/Linux for Sub-notebooks (Jolicloud)

  • Subject: [News] Review of Specialised GNU/Linux for Sub-notebooks (Jolicloud)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 08:44:59 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Jolicloud â The Innovative OS For The Web-Centric Crowd

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| For an OS that is still in alpha testing, Jolicloud is 
| impressive. Surely there are plenty of bugs still need to be 
| sorted out, but for the simple, yet user-friendly and easy 
| to use interface, it really worth the praise.


Sellers and Buyers Should Do Their Homework

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| Anyhow, I think that this boils down to people not doing 
| their homework. For sellers, or those who bundle netbooks 
| with their services (like telcos), they should research on 
| their offerings before they do the marketing so that they 
| will not make messages that could lead their customers to 
| confusion. It matters what they say in their marketing copy 
| before anything else. Sometimes catchphrases and slogans are 
| culprits in giving customers the wrong impression. I hope 
| that those who are selling netbooks will learn how to NOT 
| give false expectations. Especially because Linux on 
| netbooks is not what users know about all the time. If they 
| donât want high return rates, then they should do their 
| homework first. If they know that they might have to add 
| trained customer service representatives who will be called 
| for help, then they should make a way. Just because itâs a 
| netbook with Linux shouldnât make their customers that it is 
| an inferior product.


HP Pavillion dv2-1010ez Entertainment Notebook

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| I used the partition editor (gparted) to reduce the Windows 
| partition from 300 GB to 32GB, and left the Recovery 
| partition intact (just in case). I then set about installing 
| (or trying to install) various Linux distributions. This was 
| what I was really interested in, seeing how Linux dealt with 
| the CPU and graphic controller, and specifically how the 
| whole thing compared to the ASUS N10J with its Intel Atom 
| CPU and nVidia graphic controller.



Jolicloud Innovates Atop Ubuntu Netbook Remix

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| Linux distributions designed specifically for use on netbooks is nothing
| new. Canonical produces the Ubuntu Netbook Remix version of Ubuntu for
| these small-sized devices, Intel has their Moblin distribution that is
| very fast and offers an attractive interface, gOS has their own netbook
| distribution...
| [...]
| Jolicloud's 2.6.30 kernel is also built with GCC optimizations for the
| Intel Atom processor and has picked up several out-of-tree kernel modules
| to support different functionality like PCI overclocking and more WiFi
| drivers. Other core improvements include updating the Intel Linux graphics
| stack, striping out unused kernel modules, and making other performance
| refinements.


Jolicloud's Netbook OS is Getting Noticed, Looks Unique

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| Malmrose isn't the only one taking notice of Jolicloud. CNet's Josh Lowensohn
| has taken the beta version of Jolicloud's OS through some early paces, and
| says: "I've been giving it a thorough run-though over the past few days and
| have come away impressed at what it's trying to do. Some bits and pieces are
| definitely still beta, but the underlying approach of making Web sites and
| software applications feel the same, as well as introducing users to new ones
| to use is really innovative." Does this unusual netbook operating system have
| a chance?


Installed Jolicloud, and WOW!

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| This weekend, I installed Jolicloud on Leslee's netbook.  Jolicloud is
| currently in private alpha.  I put in for a key quite a long time ago.  A few
| months ago, I finally got accepted.  But....I've been really busy with the
| wedding and honeymoon, so it just sat there.  Now I regret it.  Wow,
| Jolicloud is phenominal.


Preview of Jolicloud: The social Netbook OS

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| One of those, called Jolicloud is launching in beta in the next few months.
| Created by Tariq Krim, who founded and later left widget-based start page
| Netvibes, the alternate OS has been designed for Web workers, or people who
| do most of their work (or play) on Web applications and services.


Hands-on with an alpha of the Jolicloud netbook distro

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| Jolicloud is a Linux-based netbook OS that is built on top of Canonical's
| Ubuntu Netbook Remix. It uses Mozilla's Prism environment to make Web
| applications accessible outside of the browser.


Checking out the Jolicloud Netbook OS

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| That may, actually, be exactly what is needed to bring the concepts of Ubuntu
| Netbook Remix to the masses. Itâs too early to tell, but Jolicloud looks like
| it has a chance of being one of the first Linux-based netbook distros to take
| off, if they can get deals with hardware manufacturers.


Hands-On Review Of Jolicloud, The iPhonesque OS For Netbooks

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| Founder and former CEO of Netvibes Tariq Krim is moving forward with his
| ambitious Jolicloud project, looking to build a better operating system for
| web workers with netbooks (or smartbooks or cloud computers, whichever term
| you prefer). A couple of days ago, we got a couple of exclusive screenshots
| from the team, and just a day after the startup started sending out a handful
| of invite codes for early adopters who wanted to get a peak at the alpha
| developer release. I also got hold of one and have been using Jolicloud on my
| Acer Aspire ONE for about four days now. These are my initial findings.

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