I wanted to share the latest updates on Jolicloud. The team has been working on Jolicloud 1.1, the new version that will be available in November. I have been playing with Jolicloud 1.1 for a couple weeks and it’s amazing to see how fast it is. If Jolicloud 1.0 was all about the interface and the new HTML5 launcher, Jolicloud 1.1 is about improving the system, the performance and the experience of the product.
Jolicloud is now working on all computers, not only netbooks
Welcome to Jolicloud anywhere. Jolicloud 1.1 is not only a netbook OS anymore, it will just run great on your desktop or your old laptop. My mom recently installed Jolicloud 1.1 on her old Dell desktop and it’s like it was a new machine. It boots faster, play videos out-of-the-box and comes with Chromium and Flash embedded. I recently installed Jolicloud 1.1 on my old Samsung Q1 UMPC tablet. It’s perfect to check Facebook or run Spotify in the kitchen or in the living room.
Everyday we receive testimonials from people all around the world reviving their computers with Jolicloud. If you have recycled a computer with Jolicloud, you should send us a picture, we will publish the best ones online.
A fast and gorgeous 16 million color boot. The boot process has been completely redesigned and takes between 10 to 20 seconds on most devices we have tried. You will love the new introduction animation. No more flickering screens or system messages, it’s just fast and clutter free! Boot is not the only one benefiting from the upgrade: suspend and wake up are faster than ever and both pick-up WiFi right away.
HD video and Flash
If you are the owner of a brand new Intel Atom N550 netbook, you will enjoy flawless support for Full HD 1080p videos, as well as, YouTube videos in HD 720p.
Battery life improvements
We’ve made significant progress in terms of battery management. In fact we think Jolicloud 1.1 will deliver one of the best battery performance out there. Here are the results of a test we did on a Clevo M1100 netbook (Intel Atom N450 processor with a 3-cell battery). We were surfing the web over WiFi.
- Windows 7: 2h40
- Jolicloud 1.0: 2h42
- Jolicloud 1.1: 3h06 (+ 15% vs. 1.0)
For this update, we focused on improving the most requested features by our users. The availability to install Jolicloud anywhere, a better boot, better HD and Flash support, and improved battery support. In the coming weeks, we will provide an early version of Jolicloud 1.1 for beta testers and to gather user feedbacks. We are very excited about Jolicloud 1.1 and hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.