Jolicloud 1.0 review

jolicloudAs the name suggests, Jolicloud is a cloud-based operating system. It is derived from the desktop edition of Ubuntu 9.04, and is the first stable and publicly downloadable, Linux, cloud-based distribution that I am aware of. Version 1.0, the first stable edition, was released several weeks ago. This review, the first for Jolicloud on this site, also marks its listing in the Mobile & Cloud category.

Installation: Installing Jolicloud is via the same graphical installation program used on Ubuntu 9.04. It is a very basic, seven-step process. Full disk encryption is not supported, and unlike the newer installer on Ubuntu 10.04, encryption of the home directory is also not supported, You also do no have the option to password-protect GRUB, the bootloader.

Access: After installation, access into the system is a two step process. First you have to log into the computer with the username created during the installation process. Successfully logging in (for the first time) does not mean that you can start using the computer because you cannot.

First, you log into the computer with your username and password.

To start using your computer, you must complete the two-step process by logging into the Jolicloud system with your Facebook or Jolicloud username. After this first login, subsequent logins into the computer will automatically put you in the Joli-cloud.

Then you access the cloud using your Facebook or Jolicloud username.

Administration: All the administrative tasks that you will be performing on a Jolicloud-powered netbook (computer) will only come after you have been authenticated by the Jolicloud system. Once you have been authenticated, you may then begin to use your computer just like you would if it were running a regular, non-cloud or “cloudless” distribution.

Your options anytime you log into Jolicloud

Other than three applications – Chromium, Facebook and The Cloud Player – that have been pre-installed (pre-added in Jolicloud parlance), any other applications that you intend to use will be installed by you.

Default applications installed

If you install Jolicloud on more than one computer (you can install it on as many computers as you like, it is free), you can see all those computers, provided the system has been synchronized, Those computers could be real or virtual, that is, Jolicloud installed in a virtual environment, like VirtualBox OSE.

All your devices, virtual and real, that are powered by Jolicloud

You can edit your profile, change your password, username, email, invite other netizens and cloud dwellers, etc.

Profile management

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One Comment

  1. Interesting review. I assume you have looked at Peppermint? Its also derived from Ubuntu but offers a more “happy medium” between local/cloud than Jolicloud seems to.

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