Jolicloud becomes Joli OS, releases version 1.2
Source: Jolicloud Cloud OS start-up Jolicloud has announced the release of the second point update to version 1.0 of its netbook operating system. Joli OS, formerly known as Jolicloud, is a free, Linux-based operating system aimed at netbook computers that features built-in social networking support, allowing users to collaborate and share with their friends, along with the option to back up user data to the cloud.
Based on the Long Term Support (LTS) version of Ubuntu (10.04), with some patches from 10.10, the latest release of the Joli OS features a new startup experience and boot screen, an updated user interface, including a new launcher, wallpapers and support for app sharing, as well as a new file system browser for viewing local and external files stored on, for example, USB flash drives or SD cards. A new Guest Mode option has also been added to allow friends to safely browse the internet using another person's system.
Other new features include a One-Click Auto-Login feature, Dropbox integration and various update management process and performance improvements. Application updates include the latest Chromium 10 release and version 10.2 of Adobe's Flash Player.
In addition to the Joli OS, Jolicloud is now available as a web app via the Chrome Web Store. Support for Firefox 4, Safari 5 and iPad versions are planned, as is a future Android application.
Further information about the release can be found in a post on the Jolicloud blog. Joli OS 1.2 is available to download as an ISO image or Windows installer from the project's site and via BitTorrent – a tour of the OS and documentation is provided. Existing users will automatically be upgraded to version 1.2. The Jolicloud OS is licensed under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) and other open source licences.
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