One of the most popular netbook OS Jolicloud has hit the 1.0 milestone as announced on the official blog recently. The all new HTML-5 front end is the most talked about feature in the milestone build. This move will certainly have an edge for this netbook Linux distro as HTML-5 is also becoming the standard for World Wide Web.
Speaking about the features of Jolicloud 1.0 milestone, blog post said:
Imagine an operating system centered around interacting with your friends. Imagine never having to worry about updates and software installs. Imagine that all your machines are automatically synchronized with one another. Imagine having your Internet ecosystem natively integrated to your machine, with all the coolest apps at your fingertips.
This dream is what kept us busy for just over a year, and now, we’re happy to announce the launch of Jolicloud 1.0.
Basically Jolicloud is like any other netbook OS (Ubuntu Remix, Meego etc.) which is cloud based, which means that most of your data is kept on the cloud and your data as well as app information is constantly synced across your netbook and the cloud. But the main feature that still holds Jolicloud as one of the most popular netbook OS, is its App directory. Its Apps directory is one of the most curated application library that is manageable from any HTML5 capable device. From this directory apps can be installed and removed and changes are automatically pushed to all Jolicloud devices on the same account. Most of your favorite apps are already there so you do not have to worry about apps compatibility e.g: Firefox, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox and so on. Also as it is focused mostly on Social stream, support for all your social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Google reader is already there.
We all know that there are capable contenders in the netbook OS market with major ones being Ubuntu Remix and Meego along with Jolicloud. Jolicloud is also based on Ubuntu, but still has more popular UI and the most active user-base. Meego has very small user-base and with little or no activity. With the rumors of new tablet OS coming from Ubuntu, activities on Ubuntu Remix have also come to a standstill.
There has never been so much of competition in netbook OS league with all the contenders having their own loyal user-base and fan-following. Many are still making lots of activities, especially Linux based distros like gOS. We still have to wait and watch for more promising ones like Google’s Chrome OS, until they are launched with the proper hardware support. Until then, there’s not much choice for netbook users, sticking to any OS won’t make any difference.