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Jolicloud 1.0 review – watch out Google Chrome OS

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Can a small team of French developers really take on the might of Google Chrome OS with Jolicloud 1.0? Linux User & Developer thinks they’re in with a shot…

Pros: Slick installer and near-faultless interface and an excellent range of search bar options

Cons: Social networking tab only shows Jolicloud feeds; legacy apps tucked away unnecessarily

We last encountered Jolicloud back in issue 87 during the ‘Pre-Final’ stages of its development. As an operating system designed for web-surfing netbook users, it played a great game and even catered for Windows switchovers with an easy dual-boot routine from a Windows executable. Four magazine issues down the line, Jolicloud 1.0 is complete and it’s come a really long way – far enough to give Google’s ChromeOS development team something to think about.

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