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Default Jolicloud 1.1 is available now - 12-09-2010, 04:30 AM

Ubuntu 10.04 based, future patches from 10.10 planned. New kernel, more wifi supported from install, HTML 5 interface, and they claim better battery life over version 1.0.

They have more servers now so BitTorrent isn't the only option for download.

If you are using Google Chrome you can run a demo online.

I'm downloading it now, I'll post back later once I have it running on my mini 9.


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Default 12-10-2010, 11:46 PM

OK, so I've had it running for a couple of days now and I have to say, even though the user interface is rather limited I still like Jolicloud.

Everything "just works" upon installation and the battery life is improved. They have added the ability to change the wallpaper easily and moved the Legacy Apps and Local File System folders to the main launcher window.

I know for some of you long time, hard core Linux people this isn't the right distro for you, but for me it is just about perfect. I was just wanting a basic web browsing netbook for use at work to listen to Pandora and Slacker Radio and check my email, etc. nothing elaborate.

I have several other mini's running OS X, but the problem with that is everyone wants to mess with them and see if they "feel" like a Mac and I don't like other people messing with my mini.

Like I said, it might not be right for everyone, but I am a Linux novice, and this distro worked out of the box and was very easy to configure (including the wireless) on my mini 9.

Now, if I could just get 2 finger scrolling to work like it does on my OS X mini's it would be perfect.


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Default 12-13-2010, 12:24 AM

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Ubuntu 10.04 based, future patches from 10.10 planned. New kernel, more wifi supported from install, HTML 5 interface, and they claim better battery life over version 1.0.

They have more servers now so BitTorrent isn't the only option for download.

If you are using Google Chrome you can run a demo online.

I'm downloading it now, I'll post back later once I have it running on my mini 9.
I have been running 1.0 on my 1010 for about the past week. I tried it because of its support of GMA500 graphics. Its a strange sort of a OS but it does run quite well on the 1010.

I might be interested in 1.1 so would like to hear what you think once you get if going even if its on a 910. I have it installed on a 8meg USB drive and it runs quite well from it. It seems like it only runs once you are connected to the internet. But I may not have figured out yet how to run it while not connected (if possible).

It seems that I get a better connection with it to hot spots than I do with XP, Ubuntu 9.04, 10.04 or Fedora. But then it may be optimized for using the internet. I have not figured out how to use other programs than the ones offered on their site for download; but I think it is possible.

Like I said its got some quirks; but its interesting. I would like to hear more if you have any insights. fdalbor


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Default 12-13-2010, 01:18 AM

I don't know about having any real insight, like I said before, I'm a Linux novice.

I tried several different Linux distros on my mini 9 and they either needed a lot of work in Terminal to get the wireless working, or if the wireless did show up you needed to be an I.T. professional to configure the wireless connection. Jolicloud was the first Linux distro that I tried that was as easy to set up the wireless as it was in Mac OS X.

I've been using it for 8 hours a day at work to stream music, settle stupid arguments amongst co-workers with Wikipedia and Google searches and have thoroughly enjoyed it so far.

It is very dependent on an internet connection to function at it's full potential.

Besides the normal "Apps", which for the most part are either browser plug ins or launchers for web sites, there are the Legacy Apps, photo editor, sound recorder, movie player, etc. that are now loaded onto the main page when running and run from the hard drive. There a numerous other apps inside another folder labeled other apps.

Also new, Local Settings have their own folder now so they are easier to find.

New Splash screen at start up, and new system icons. Jolicloud claims they want to move away from just netbooks and portables with an OS that anyone can intuitively use, and that they can run on older PC's to extend their usability.

Start up time seems just a bit faster than it was with 1.0. I am running a STEC 8 Gig SSD in my mini 9 and 1 Gig of RAM, leftover parts from other upgrades actually. Still, the system doesn't feel sluggish in the least.


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Default 12-14-2010, 01:02 AM

Thanks for the info. I am still deciding if I should take the effort to download 1.1 and upgrade. I am running 1.0 from a 8gig USB drive and it runs fine from it. Its in live mode and you can't save any changes in the system. But it does give a good insight into how it works and what can be done with it. The effort with the different wall paper was a nice touch and it does save when you exit in live mode.

I get the feeling the developers are looking for a place for their OS and are not quite sure what they have. The good points are the efforts they made with the GMA 500 support and the wifi support which is excellent.

I have not had good results with Hulu; but then except for 9.04 I have not had good results with any Linux distro. XP plays Hulu videos very well.

Still with the outstanding GMA500 support and the fact that it can be run from a USB drive (using LinuxLive installer). I think it has a spot on any Mini 1010. I tried Mandriva One (which also has good GMA500 support), and it was a diaster. I could rarely get it to run more than 20 minutes at a time without it locking up. Now if only LinuxLive would get it to install and allow saves it would be a keeper. For now its still under consideration; but its close. fdalbor


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Default 12-18-2010, 02:14 AM

Nice. Might be picking up a Mini 9 tomorrow, White/8GB SSD/1GB Ram. Thinking about wiping the drive and going with Jolicloud. I have messed around with ver 1.0 running from a 2GB flash drive on a mini 10v. Runs well.


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Default 12-19-2010, 12:29 AM

I have to say after running both 1.1 is a big improvement over 1 so would highly recommend the upgrade if your running it already.


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Default 12-21-2010, 11:44 PM

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I have to say after running both 1.1 is a big improvement over 1 so would highly recommend the upgrade if your running it already.
As I am running it on a 1010 and they have not fully got the support for GMA graphics working in the new 1.1 I am going to wait until they do to upgrade. But am keeping a watchfull eye and I like the way it displays on the 1010. 1.0 has the best GMA graphics converter I have found. Better than ubuntu. fdalbor


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Default 12-24-2010, 09:56 AM

Tried Jollicloud 1.1 on my 10v installed to my SD card, it ran quite well. The only thing that put me off was just there was no netflix support, well I guess that's just because it's on linux :/ other than that, it's great
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