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[News] Sub-notebooks Increasingly Target the Web as a Platform, GNU/Linux Fine as Base

  • Subject: [News] Sub-notebooks Increasingly Target the Web as a Platform, GNU/Linux Fine as Base
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 00:44 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Google's Chrome OS Aims to Speed Up Netbooks

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| A few weeks ago, Google unveiled what it's 
| hoping will be the new standard in netbook 
| operating systems: Chrome OS. Based on 
| Linux, Chrome OS is a fast, low-overhead OS 
| that boots directly into a Web browser to 
| get you online with as little waiting as 
| possible. We've been running an early 
| version of Chrome OS on our test systems 
| since Google released the code to the open-
| source community. Here's a peek at what you 
| can expect to see when preinstalled systems 
| debut for the 2010 holiday season.


Netbook Operating System Jolicloud Set to Take on Google Chrome OS

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| When it comes to lightweight operating 
| systems for a netbook or smartbook (which 
| is basically a netbook that runs an ARM 
| processor â expect to see them early next 
| year), much of the recent buzz has centered 
| around Googleâs Chrome OS. 


Jolicloud netbook Linux distro goes beta 

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| The netbook form factor is here to stay, 
| but even the best operating systems donât 
| do a great job with squeezing into the 
| minimum screen real estate afforded by a 
| 10.1 incher. Windows 7 is guilty of wasting 
| too much of a netbookâs 1024 x 600 screen 
| with the extremely large task bar, while OS 
| X (if you run a Hackintosh) has the famous 
| dock, which is notoriously unfriendly to 
| smaller screens.



Jolicloud Netbook OS is another cool Ubuntu based OS

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| It is powered with Ubuntu operating system and
| uses Mozilla Prism technology a lot.


Jolicloud netbook OS reaches public beta


Jolicloud Launches Beta Version Of Its Netbook OS At Le Web


Jolicloud pre-beta now ready for download, and I love it


Jolicloud "Robby" Beta To Ship WIth Linux 2.6.32

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| In early September we featured an article
| on Jolicloud Linux, which sought to
| provide innovations atop Ubuntu Netbook
| Remix by enriching the experience for
| cloud computing and through their
| Jolicloud service to have easy access to
| various web-based applications. At that
| time we were seeded with an early alpha
| build of Jolicloud, but this morning (just
| a day after we published the first Chrome
| OS benchmarks), their CEO has provided us
| with a pre-beta copy of Jolicloud
| (codenamed "Robby").


JOLICLOUD Linux OS review

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| We have seen plethora of Linux variants
| based on Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch and so on. The
| people behind JOLICLOUD, a Linux OS say that
| we, the netbook owners will soon be
| âJolicloud-edâ. But, is being Joliclouded
| beneficial at all? Letâs see how is the new
| Jolicloud OS from a viewpoint of a die-hard
| Linux user.


Jolicloud - Distro Review

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| All in all Jolicloud is a very solid netbook
| distro. It has replaced Ubuntu Karmic as the
| default operating system on my Asus EEE PC.
| If you own a tiny computer it is definitely
| one worth checking out. Rock solid distro
| thus far and I feel the Joli team will only
| deliver more spectacular features before
| they come into a full 1.0 release.


Jolicloud to usher return of thin client

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| The availability of netbooks that ride on the
| maturity of cloud infrastructure is heralding the
| return of the thin client, says Jolicloud founder and
| CEO, Tariq Krim.


Jolicloud brings the stupidity of web apps to Linux netbooks.

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| There may well be something I'm not getting here, but I
| honestly can't see what the big deal is about this new
| Jolicloud distro.
| I should point out that my experience was with an installation
| of Jolicloud within Easy Peasy, another netbook Linux with
| Ubuntu Netbook Remix. But I did try out Jolicloud proper on a
| previous occasion, and it didn't seem any different...


Jolicloud OS seeks to move past browsers

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| Jolicloud starts with a great OS, Ubuntu Netbook Remix, and
| couples it with a different way to use existing web
| applications. We think the developers have done a great job
| integrating Prism into their interface and find it very
| usable. Only time will tell if users are willing to migrate
| from traditional browsing, to using web apps for what they
| really are: an application.


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.


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.

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