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Jolicloud 1.1 Under The Hood

by Jolicloud Team

October 19th, 2010

Jolicloud 1.1 is an upgrade of Jolicloud 1.0 that resynchronizes our back-end operating system with the Long Term Support (LTS) provided by Ubuntu. The previous version of Jolicloud was synced on Jaunty (9.04), with an upgrade of selected packages from Lucid (10.04). This upgrade will provide a three year maintenance update, up to April 2013.

Jolicloud is all about the experience, the elegance, and the performance, providing the best possible user interface with an efficient operating system. This is why we have developed our own front end leveraging HTML5 technologies on top of the Chromium browser. Therefore, Jolicloud doesn’t need to upgrade all of the user-interface packages included in Maverick.

This release is designed to upgrade the components required to improve battery life, system stability, supported hardware, and overall quality of the operating system.

We’ve worked hard to provide the most out-of-the-box experience with Jolicloud 1.1. This is what makes us stand out from other operating systems. By providing support for exotic components (like Nvidia ION, Intel Poulsbo, and touchscreens) and enhancing support for the latest CPU hardware (like the new Atom N550), you will find that Jolicloud 1.1 provides the best level of experience on all types of computers, not only netbooks.

Jolicloud 1.1

Below is a summary of the software changes introduced by Jolicloud 1.1. By using Jolicloud, you will have access to the latest, most stable software on the most fun and user friendly operating system available.

  • Resync to Lucid (10.04) for base packages
    • Maintained by Ubuntu for security and bug-fix purposes for three years.
    • Future patches from Maverick (10.10) will be released under Jolicloud 1.1.
  • Kernel upgraded to
    • Faster bootup/suspend/resume.
    • Latest drivers for WiFi, video cards, sound cards, and webcams.
    • Automatically integrated Poulsbo, Nvidia, and Broadcom enhanced drivers that work out-of-the-box. No need to manually install any drivers or modules.
    • Newly optimized kernel selected for Atom CPUs, further enhancing the performance of the latest Atom N450 and N550 hardware.
    • For all other non-netbook hardware, a standard kernel is used to maintain legacy support.
  • upgraded to X11R7.5
    • Better touchscreen support
    • Better accelerated video support
    • Support for newly released video hardware
  • Gnome, Nautilus, and Metacity upgraded to 2.30
    • Better battery life
    • Faster system startup time
    • Better external monitor support
  • Plymouth used for boot-up theme
    • New animated and graphical boot splash screen
    • Cleaner boot-up and shut-down experience
  • SLiM Login Manager
    • Simpler and faster than GDM
  • Ubiquity and OEM-config upgraded to 2.2.25
    • More user-friendly installation process
  • Miscellaneous internal OS upgrades
    • Mostly non-critical bug fixes and feature enhancements from upstream Debian software vendors.
    • Many internal libraries and command-line programs upgraded, like zip, wget, gcc, xterm, etc.
  • PackageKit 0.6.8 to manage packages
    • Easy installation and upgrade of packages through our HTML5 interface
  • Upgraded native apps
    • VLC 1.1.4
    • Chromium 8.0
    • Dropbox 0.6.7
    • Abiword 2.8.2
    • Banshee 1.6.1
    • Firefox 3.6.12
    • Gimp 2.6.8
    • Miro 3.0.1
    • 3.2.1

The Jolicloud 1.1 tester release should be available shortly for download so you can see these improvements for yourself.

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October 19, 2010
4:51 pm

I’m so impatient to test it!

    October 22, 2010
    7:17 pm

    Hope this Linux will allso find its way on Smartbooks and Smartpads with ARM-Cores like the Cortex.
    This might help drop prices down for usable tablets

Eduardo Baroni
October 19, 2010
5:05 pm

I was a little disapointed with 1.0 version it was too slow on my eee pc 701 and presented some irritating bugs. I am using ubuntu now. I will try the 1.1. I hope it will be better.

    October 20, 2010
    4:05 pm

    I completely agree. I really enjoyed earlier versions of JC but was disappointed by 1.0 and installed ubuntu. Let’s hope 1.1 fixes the issues.

      October 20, 2010
      10:03 pm

      I completly agree too. We hope that 1.1 solve the problems of 1.0 and return to the paths of 0.9. Thanks to jolivloud stuff. asus 701 ;-)

    October 21, 2010
    4:26 pm

    I’m disappointed with Jolicloud 1.0 also. It was complete misinformation on Jolicloud’s part about supporting “720p.” I have yet to be able to play any 720p MKV on a N455 or Z530 based netbook.

    October 26, 2010
    3:27 pm

    I was disappointed with the changed interface because I really like the old layout MUCH better. Can I get the old interface?

    November 1, 2010
    11:27 am

    I do not understand the disappointments with version 1.0 as it works perfectly on my Asus EeePC 701 4G and there is nothing better for me. I have had Ubuntu 9.04 previously for a year and I would not come back (and I have also tested Ubuntu 10.04). I just hope that Jolicloud 1.1 will keep all the functionalities that I like here: a clear interface perfectly adapted to my 7” screen, a lightweight OS that keep some free space on the disk… A wonderful job !

      November 3, 2010
      7:35 pm

      I agree with. It’s perfect for Asus 701 4G and work fine and FAST!!

October 19, 2010
5:16 pm

Happy to see the updated driver and Atom support. Can’t wait to try it out.

    October 20, 2010
    1:10 am

    Will we be seeing the Me Menu, Evolution integration, and the ability to have all of our applications show up in the launcher?

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October 19, 2010
5:19 pm

I say YES !
It’s a really good thing to upgrade to 10.04
Maybe I’ll be able to use awesome apps like focuswriter afterall.
Apparently you guys may have some competition with the new UNR.
Anyways, I just wanted to say merci beaucoup pour le travail fait, bonne continuation !


October 19, 2010
5:32 pm

when is it expected to be released?

October 19, 2010
5:36 pm

no support for C++ developer , no C++ compiler, natively .
leave Jolicloud for Ubuntu Netbook Remix , this has been my choise .

Robert Åslund
October 19, 2010
5:38 pm

What about Thunderbird? No uppgrade for native Thunderbird?

October 19, 2010
5:40 pm

Ya lo quiero probar!!!
Gracias Jolicloud TEAM!!!!!

October 19, 2010
6:38 pm

I want to try it out! When will you release it? “Shortly” does not tell you much ;-)

    October 21, 2010
    4:32 pm

    When most of the bugs have been fixed. If they know when a bug or issue will be fixed then it would have been fixed already. I always hate it when managers or users ask for exact dates about when hardware or software will be done.

      November 5, 2010
      7:36 pm

      You hate it when managers ask when it will be done? Are you for real? Did ya ever hear of ‘deadlines’? I don’t know where you work, but I have to have software AND hardware finished by set dates all the time. Sheesh.

      Is your company hiring?

      November 10, 2010
      9:13 pm

      I totally agree that its better to release when you are done than when the timeline ends. You only create problems with disappointed users and additional work to fix all these small issues that could have been fixed better if the product wasn’t released at this time.

      Look at the We-Tab. It’s dead because someone wanted to publish it – although crucial parts of the system weren’t done.

      So I really prefer to wait some more days to get a product I really can use.

      BTW: I hope there will be an option to use the regular starter menu that comes from ubuntu. I use very much programs that don’t ship with jolicloud like DavMail or Thunderbird 3.

October 19, 2010
7:52 pm

I don’t suppose that there are any UI changes to allow better customization of the pages and the installed applications?

October 20, 2010
12:54 am

Sounds great! Really looking forward to 1.1!

October 20, 2010
1:16 am

Will Evolution be integrated like Ubuntu?

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October 20, 2010
4:15 pm

No way, cutting edge stuff! I mean 10.04′s already been out for how long? Since April?

Ubuntu’s already playing catch-up with the M$ and Apple megalopolies of the world, Jolicloud’s already 6 months behind Ubuntu … we’re eagerly awaiting Babbage’s difference engine emulator

October 20, 2010
5:16 pm

Why don’t use the new ubuntu 10.10 instead?????

    October 20, 2010
    5:16 pm

    sorry, i meant ubuntu netbook edition 10.10, the one with the unity interface would be cool :)

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October 21, 2010
1:15 am

Would this work on a Viliv N5?

    October 21, 2010
    3:15 pm

    With Mary on this one – interested to understand if Jolicloud 1.1 performs better on the Viliv N5 than the distros I’ve tried out so far …

    October 21, 2010
    5:21 pm

    I want to know if it supports the VIliv N5 also.

    What distros have you tried so far and how well did they work? Thanks.

October 21, 2010
1:33 am

Looking forward to the newest release. Jolicloud 1.0 has been nothing less then awesome. Great job guys!

Finally, I Linux distro that just works!

October 21, 2010
9:45 am

Thanks for the great work, I love the simplicity of JC express.

October 21, 2010
4:16 pm

I ask again, with just one word: When?

October 21, 2010
6:21 pm

I love jolicloud. It works on my old Sony laptop. Hopefully version 1.1 will support wifi cards. I currently have to use a usb wifi dongle.

October 21, 2010
6:48 pm

I’m really looking forward to 1.1. 1.0 is excellent and I really am looking forward to the changes.

john mc
October 21, 2010
7:04 pm

Rolle its out next month

    October 23, 2010
    3:41 pm

    Ok, thanks. Waiting eagerly to get on it :)

Roger Calver
October 21, 2010
8:05 pm

Looking forward to 1.1 :)

October 21, 2010
9:42 pm

YES!!! I can’t wait to test it on my Lenovo S10-3T… i hope that the touchscreen would work on this release…

Jolicloud and MeeGo are my favourites… but Jolicloud’s userexperience is much better than MeeGo’s…

(Sorry for my bad english:-D)

October 21, 2010
10:16 pm

Despite the occasional pause when starting up, I have truly enjoyed using Jolicloud 1.0 on my N450-based netbook. I think it works brilliantly in the netbook paradigm and I’m really looking forward to 1.1. Well done to the Jolicloud team.

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October 22, 2010
8:35 am

you say that there is integration of poulsbo “out of the box” .
I need more info about that , i have a acer aspire one 751. It’s dificult to have a working pc on linux(ubuntu, arch, … ) because of the gma500. The kernel support this card? that mean everything works(also flash video playback on fullscreen?)miro? if tha true , i’am waiting hardly the jolicloud 1.1 !!! and please can you explain more own to integrate support on the kernel for every distibution?
thanks , and excuse my english.

    October 28, 2010
    1:05 am

    They just install the existing GMA 500 drivers for you instead of you pasting a few lines in the terminal. Right now, GMA 500 support isn’t that great on Ubuntu 10.04 which is what Jolicloud 1.1 is built on top of.

October 22, 2010
11:56 pm

No problems with Jolicloud 1.0 whatsoever. The new version of Ubuntu Netbook, on the other hand, is irritating – - I can’t use it from a Live USB, because the LiveCD uses wubi now. With JC I have no problem using the LiveUSB. Hope 1.1 will allow to save the settings, as promised. Keep up the good work and thank you!

October 23, 2010
1:00 pm

Hope that it comes next week so I can test it before writing something about it ;)

Hi webmaster I found your site is very interesting

October 25, 2010
11:18 am

I hope the new version will be able to play Netflix movies, then I can uninstall Windows (or at least use it a lot less). I also hope that the flash plug-in won’t crash so often

    Drake Remore
    October 29, 2010
    1:21 am

    NetFlix has DRM (Digital Rights Management) that don’t allow anything other than the the Silverlight (Microsoft) player to decrypt. Unfortunately, there is no hope that Linux will play NetFlix videos.

October 25, 2010
3:56 pm

Cant wait to release!!!

Is 1.1 already open beta?

I wanna update my eeepc to 1.1 ASAP~

October 25, 2010
6:36 pm

Jaunty Jackalope (9.04) is EOL (as of October 23, 2010)
And then, Lucid Lynx (10.04) is a LTS Release, It will EOL in April 2013!

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October 25, 2010
11:50 pm

You can’t get this out fast enough. Time for a non-Windows web PC! Yeah!

October 26, 2010
8:56 am

Webdav suport???’

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October 26, 2010
3:23 pm

Can we please have the ability to use the interface from pre 1.0??? PLEASE????

October 27, 2010
3:13 am


October 28, 2010
4:44 am

will this work with a ppc mac?

October 28, 2010
10:31 pm

FireFox and Thunderbird does not work on Jolicloud 1.1 tester release :(

    October 29, 2010
    6:50 am

    Try reinstalling Firefox or open synaptics and upgrade Firefox from 3.6.3 to 3.6.11 .

      October 30, 2010
      12:17 am

      i installed Jolicloud on my Nokia Booklet 3G and have many problems. Skype works – but i can’t see the video stream. I can not open FireFox (after Reinstall and Reboot). When i open Thunderbird there are no text labels :(

October 29, 2010
2:19 am

OOo 3.2, for the win! (Too bad the current climate and the appearance of LibreOffice in the equation makes things a little complicated. Oh well.)

October 31, 2010
1:15 am

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Jeffrey Yao
October 31, 2010
1:54 am

Where’s the wallpaper icon on the bottom-right of the screen?

November 1, 2010
12:24 pm

is there an exact release date yet? I can’t wait anymore!!

November 2, 2010
7:38 pm

Its November already! Looking forward to trying out version 1.1 soon :-)

November 2, 2010
10:06 pm


I’ve tried jolicloud 0.9 as well as 1.0 on my asus eee 1201N and have to say that calling it a release is a joke or at least an abuse.


Torstein Finnbakk
November 3, 2010
1:17 pm

I’m trying out ver 1.0 on my Acer Aspire One. Seems to work well. I wonder when and where ver. 1.1 can be downloadable?
I’m also missing a good user forum. Feel free to email me:

November 3, 2010
3:57 pm

jolicloud is (almost) unusable in singapore.
we have to log in to wireless@sg website in order to surf the internet in public.
and since jolicloud 1.x uses HTML 5 and needs to connect to the internet in order to access the entire os itself…….this would be a problem for me and others who would be using this in singapore.

November 4, 2010
1:36 am

I can’t wait for the next version! 1.0 really made my netbook have a purpose again and worked well of everything except sound for a Samsung N130 which was a major flaw. Besides that 1.0 is pretty amazing on my machine. I hope 1.1 will fix my sound issues and eagerly await it’s arrival.

Marci Halili
November 4, 2010
1:37 am

WHEN…WHEN…WHEN… My Jolicloud 1.0 crashes more times than I access FB… Only Opera is the Browser that works now…

November 5, 2010
8:58 am

I am also unhappy with JC 1.0. A few updates after migration to 1.0 the sound stopped working (except to the login screen). I reinstalled 1.0 and the same thing keeps happening. The interface does not convince me. Open a terminal is complicated. I hope that the 1.1 arragle all problems. Meego works faster, but it is still unstable, so for now continue with your S.O.

Translated by google.

    November 9, 2010
    12:48 pm

    Wow- I thought I had done something. My sounds isn’t working, either. Just login sound.

    Flash in Chromium has broken, too. Personally, I kind of like the interface, but if 1.1 doesn’t come around quick, I am out of here.

      November 14, 2010
      3:19 am

      If you want Flash to work, download from Adobe. Then, after extracting the file, put it into The Chromium folder. This is where it’s tricky. Most people search for Chromium or Chrome on their hard drive. The trick is to look for Nickel. Once you find that, copy into the Plugins folder.

      November 21, 2010
      5:03 pm

      I had the same problem, sound icon would be turned all the way up but no sound..however…if you actually click the speaker icon in the top right, go to volume control, you will prob find the speaker icon under master control gray. click it to turn it white and get amazing sound waves again

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November 8, 2010
12:28 pm

Thanks God.

Where can I find the new versión ?

November 10, 2010
5:19 pm

I really love Jolicloud but after the third boot, all I get is a pixelated and messy screen right where there login page is supposed to be, when I uninstall and install it again, it does the same thing after the third boot. I have an MSI Wind U230 L. I hope 1,1 fixes this issue, when is it going to be available already?

November 10, 2010
10:45 pm

I can’t wait till the arrive of 1.1. I wish there was a release date but I have an odd feeling for it’s release perhaps tomorrow. It would make sense if you think about it… version 1.1 on 11th month and 11th day? Not sure but Ubuntu did that same type thing with 10.10 so it’s a possibility.

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November 12, 2010
10:07 am

WHEN???? it’s mid november!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 12, 2010
10:48 am

Many thanks for useful info. Keep up the fantastic work. I’ll be returning lots.

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November 13, 2010
10:10 am

The new version would be upgradable from version 1.0? or
Should be better to work with a clean installation?


November 13, 2010
10:04 pm

I was so exited when I saw it!I was so bored without a replacement.

    November 13, 2010
    10:06 pm

    I know right!? When I got it i was doubtful.-But then I tried it;)

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November 14, 2010
3:14 am

OMG, Cannot wait to use 1.1!!!
I am using 1.0 right now and am in L-O-V-E with Jolicloud.

Let’s go Jolicloud, Let’s go! HOO HOO!
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November 14, 2010
7:13 am

I tried Jolicloud 1.0 on my asus 701 4g surf and instantly fell in love with it, then i found out there was gonna be an upgraded version I was like, HOLY CRAP that is SOOO awesome…and now, it’s mid november and I still haven’t heard or seen anything in regards to the upgrade…what’s up?

    November 14, 2010
    3:36 pm

    Whats wrong with the installer? It can’t recognize the iso image called “jolicloud-1.0.iso.torrent” that Jolicloud puts out. What to do to fix?

      November 16, 2010
      5:12 am

      I’m just going out on a limb here but it sounds like you downloaded a torrent file, with which you use a torrent downloader program to get the actual ISO, with which you then make an installer.

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November 14, 2010
6:34 pm

While I’ve had problems with 1.0 on my 1st gen 701, Jolicloud is a lot more usable than Ubuntu 10.10 was on my laptop (PIII 700Mhz, 256MB RAM.) Have you considered using the Real Time Preemptive kernel for 1.1? It comes as stock on Arch Linux, and it makes a lot of difference to responsiveness on sluggish platforms. On decent spec hardware it’s a revelation.

When it’s done is good enough, I’ll wait.

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Alex DeWolf
November 15, 2010
10:54 pm

I have an Archos 9, can I become a 1.1 tester.

Juan Lakad
November 15, 2010
11:49 pm

The advantages of Jolicloud are too small to have an impact. And the problems really make it an unusable OS. Sorry Jolicloud, your not quite ready for prime time.

    November 16, 2010
    4:57 am

    Huh, strange your experience is so different than mine. I find it more usable and less problematic than my Mac, and both of those are light years more usable than my Windows machine at work.

    My main problem with Jolicloud is the laughably out-of-date software they have been offering. Banshee is my current concern. This Jolicloud 1.1 update can’t possibly come soon enough, and I hope they soon offer a way for Jolicloud users to keep up-to-date with community releases.

November 16, 2010
12:39 pm

I am using the 1.1. preview and it looks really really nice! A live session works really fast. There are some minor bugs here and there but hopefully they are corrected in the final release. I can not wait to install 1.1. on my new netbook!

November 17, 2010
6:43 am

Say, when can we expect the official release of Jolicloud v1.1? I am ready to Freddy! Let’s make this happen. I am eager to open my new holiday OS present.

Thanks a Million!
JoliJef =D

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November 18, 2010
10:14 pm

Sorry, How can I get Jolicloud 1.1 to test it? I want to try it in my desktop. Anyway, I’ll try 1.0 and see what happens.

November 18, 2010
11:11 pm

Jolicloud, I have enjoyed using your useful OS for over a year on my lowly Aspire One. Although imperfect, it is a very good user experience.

Today, however, I have to say goodbye. I suffered for so long using absurdly out-of-date community Linux software, then was ecstatic to see that finally you were going to re-sync to newer releases. But now I am once again in software purgatory, having no idea when your promised update will come. Frustrated, yesterday I downloaded Ubuntu Netbook Remix and tried it. It is also a good OS, but comes with the **essential** feature of being up-to-date.

I offer you one piece of constructive advice: if you want to promise new software to your users, you must say when the software will be delivered, then actually deliver it on that date. This magical 1.1 update you have promised came with no date, leaving people to guess when it might arrive. The next day? Three days later? No, we are now five weeks into waiting, still languishing with applications released during the Bush administration, and some of us just can’t wait like that. How much longer might it be? Another five weeks? Five more after that? Sometime during Palin’s second term as President?

I wish you luck and I leave you with no hard feelings. I may return in the future.

    November 19, 2010
    6:48 am

    ….they said November…..relax.
    only like 1 more week lol

November 18, 2010
11:36 pm

Here is the preview of ver. 1.1

I test it on my netbook and it’s not looking very promising.
Boot time: 54 sec
Trackpad freazes sometimes after boot.
Battery time: 4h 20m on a 6 cell battery, netbook 6 months old
It doesn’t recognize my hard disk.

Maybe it will arrive before Christmas or perhaps the day when Google launches Chrome OS

November 19, 2010
2:34 am

I say good bye aswell. Best of luck to your project, but its not doing it for me any more. Better speed up! :)

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November 19, 2010
4:21 pm

Woozers, so many impatient souls. Patience is a virtue, goes the old saying.

Like many others on here, I had to say goodbye too.

Thought it would be perfect for my wife and my mother, all they do is Facebook, online shopping and email pictures of lolcats to each other. They were both getting on well until an update stopped both their laptops (different hardware 70 miles apart) signing in to various websites including Hotmail and Amazon. Cue more headaches for me. Having so much hidden away meant it was easier to wipe and replace rather than try and fix it for them. Wife is now on Ubuntu netbook remix, mother is back on Windows.

It was fun trying it out and best of luck with the project but running on an out of date Ubuntu backend and hiding so much away meant it isn’t really for us lot. All the best, maybe see you in a few years after the impatient ones iron the bugs out for me. I’d rather wait and have something that works than jump on the latest bandwaggon and end up disappointed – did they not learn from Vista?

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November 23, 2010
11:13 pm

Any news on the release date for 1.1? I’m not impatient, just eager to try it out and would like to know how it will affect me, running 1.0 on an Asus Eee PC 1101HA.

Also, has the Get Satisfaction site been deprecated for support? no longer links to it AFAIK.

November 23, 2010
11:29 pm

Jolicloud looks really great – I heard about it from Def going to give it a try on my atom netbook in a few days!

November 26, 2010
2:00 am

Nov 26 … 4 days to go!

November 26, 2010
12:35 pm

at first I found Jolicloud a breathtaking experience. Some issues needed some reviews.
What I find unacceptable is that after 2 month talking they havent yet solved the problems that people are having and they don’t release the new version. I have an ASUS 1000HD, and the WIFI drivers is pitible. my 4 year-old phone receives more signal than my computer. Of course it worked perfectly with Windows. free advice for jolicloud, if you wanna be an alternative, please work to become so by updating faster, quicker, and listen to the users.

    November 26, 2010
    8:24 pm

    You should ask for your money back. :P

      November 27, 2010
      4:30 am

      Lmao, nice one

      November 29, 2010
      5:02 pm

      Some of the ones that may purchase the netbook just might do that….

      November 29, 2010
      10:39 pm

      If the Jolibook has wifi or other hardware problems, then that’s completely understandable. Getting seriously upset about a free OS though I find harder to understand. Frustrating? Sure. But indignant? Naw.

      December 2, 2010
      3:58 pm

      I guess my point is this. Hardware issues go without saying, but functionality does not. Example. In 1.0 if you don’t want the Ubuntu drum sound at login you can’t turn it off. It resets the login sound every time. I have tried to disable this on three test boxes. Now this is a non-issue in 1.1, but there may be others, and I have found some. That being said- If there are similar issues in the final release that is sold with the computer then one can’t really say “well it’s a free OS so don’t complain”. New to Linux users aren’t going to buy into that. Linux follows the UNIX philosophy in assuming you know exactly what you are doing. There is a learning curve and most are not willing to go through it.
      Personally I can’t see a veteran Linux user buying a pre-installed Linux box as we just install it ourselves. Doing that you can’t complain as it is up to you to make it work.

      I do feel Jolicloud not only has taken a fresh approach on a “Linux for the masses” distro, but has done a very nice job of it. I will certainly be using it as one of the distros I set newbies up with. It is a keeper for sure.

      December 3, 2010
      8:25 pm

      Fair enough. I guess my point was that for a free and relatively new distro, we ought to be a bit more understanding.

November 28, 2010
6:33 pm

Je viens d’installer JC 1.1 sur mon aspire one 110 (RAM 512). Installation sans pb mais très longue. tout fonctionne. Firefox est plus lent qu’opéra et chrome, sur JC 1, c’était l’inverse. A l’utilisation, on ne remarque pas beaucoup de changements avec JC 1. A priori pas de bugg : bravo !

November 29, 2010
1:52 pm

So seeing as tomorrow is the final day of November I guess Jolicloud 1.1. will be released then. If you’re still sticking to the deadline? I don’t really care if you are or not but some kind of an announcement regarding the release date would be nice.

    November 29, 2010
    2:59 pm

    Just download the 1.1 testing and use it. I find it more of a finished release then 1.0.

      November 29, 2010
      9:54 pm

      Oh I’ve tested it already but some features don’t work well enough for me to use it as my main operating system. So I’m sticking with Ubuntu as long as 1.1 comes out.

      November 30, 2010
      6:32 pm

      I found just the opposite for me. There are issues in 1.0 that make me wonder why it would be a “1.0″ release at all that seem to be addressed in 1.1. That said- I do still find some issues in 1.1. Jolicloud is by no means my main OS. We use Debian since 1996. However I do test different distros from time to time looking for a good one to set up new_to_Linux users on. Jolicloud looks promising but seems to need more polishing.
      In short- I do feel this will be a good choice. Another is Peppermint Linux.

November 30, 2010
12:20 am

Last day of November…. Blog started October 19th and still no word.
I tried using the ISO file i downloaded but my old IBM dinosaur will not boot from USB and i dont anymore use optical drives…
I hope the update arrives soon or better a Windows.exe installer to re-install Jolicloud in case something “BAD” happens with the update (it happened to me with pre Robby – 1.0)

Kudos Jolicloud Team,

November 30, 2010
4:45 pm

looking every day……also LAST DAY IN NOVEMBER…i´m a little frustrated…no words.

Jolicloud is still alive??

    November 30, 2010
    6:32 pm

    I’m so impatient to try the final release!

November 30, 2010
11:06 pm

latest from jolicloud on twitter, release delayed a week, expect around 7th december

    December 1, 2010
    5:41 pm

    I guess this news is not worthy of a blog post.

November 30, 2010
11:23 pm

What’s the hang-up here folks? Time is ticking down! =)

December 1, 2010
7:46 pm

i Want change the wallpaper of jolicloud launcher? is it coming to 1.1?

December 1, 2010
9:53 pm

Thanks Man! Great

    December 2, 2010
    2:05 am


    “The team has decided to postpone the 1.1 release for one week, expect a the release around December 7th!” – 1:58 PM Nov 30th via Tweetie for Mac Retweeted by 18 people (Jolicloud)

      December 2, 2010
      2:08 pm

      Are the users supposed to look at Twitter for news on Jolicloud? What is this blog for then?

      December 2, 2010
      2:41 pm

      I was wondering the same. Especially since there has been no entry since October 19. I can see them not wanting to have to answer hundreds of questions but most blogs you can in fact set to “No reply”. Therefore we get the news, and they don’t have to spend time responding to any questions.

      December 3, 2010
      12:16 am

      You guys are sure harsh. Oh yeah, let’s all complain because a FREE OS is not yet available. Get a life! Or go back to Windows. Seriously…

      December 3, 2010
      6:39 am

      No one is complaining. Just confused as to where to get any news at all. I’ve been a Debian user since 1996(probably as long as you are old). Never used Windows.

      December 3, 2010
      8:29 pm

      I agree completely with aircardi. Jolicloud is doing a fine job as far as the project is concerned, but they need to work on their communication.

      If they have a blog, linked prominently from the project home page, they’re setting the expectation that it’s where to turn for information about the project–not a twitter account that is linked from the footer. Ditto for their facebook page.

      Likewise, the fact that they seem to have deprecated Get Satisfaction as their support site with no real explanation or replacement is very strange.

      It’s a hassle to have to hunt down information and/or support for the project, and not what Jolicloud users need.

December 3, 2010
8:14 pm

Will there be OOTB support for gma500 and the Marvell sd8686 wifi chipset? I just tried installing 1.0 on my viliv n5 (which is on your HCL), but got stuck installing (no trackpad, no wifi). In order to get the trackpad working under ubuntu 10.04, I had to add ‘i8042.noloop=1 i8042nomux=1′ to my grub-line. Thanks, I’m really looking forward to trying Jolicloud out.

    December 3, 2010
    8:30 pm

    FWIW, my Asus 1101HA has a GMA500 card and it was supported out of the box, and I believe that Poulsbo support is one of their priorities.

      December 4, 2010
      11:44 am

      dito! (eeepc ha1101)
      @ Jolicloud-Team: Please give 1.1 – still alive???

December 4, 2010
8:36 pm

We are in december…..where is your Jolicloud 1.1 ???????????????……the beta does not work on gma500…i will go on windows 7 again if it’s like this with linux….

Etaoin Shrdlu
December 5, 2010
2:41 am

Sure, I’m impatient like everyone else, but please take the time to get it right.

    December 5, 2010
    3:18 am

    This is just one distribution. There are many others.

      December 5, 2010
      3:20 am

      This reply was actually meant @Raph. My mistake.

December 5, 2010
4:35 am

Got 1.0 running on my n5. It took, remastering the livecd with wifi firmware (sd8686), patching the kernel with wifi drivers, and a whole lot of frustration. In the end, it was worth it, as its a gorgeous OS and runs pretty nicely on the n5. Still have to get a few things working (speakers (headphones work), suspend). But I think you should take the n5 off of your compatibility list, as it took me a day to get it working, and I’m an experienced linux admin. :S

December 5, 2010
7:25 am

We want jolicloud 1.1!!! Where is jolicloud 1.1??????????

    December 5, 2010
    4:14 pm

    Get a hold of yourself! These developers are giving away their lives’ work for free, and you have the audacity to complain about a short delay. They are probably working on ensuring the functionality and compatibility of this release. They don’t owe you anything! In fact you owe them a big thank-you for producing such a beautiful, streamlined OS free of charge.

December 5, 2010
11:50 pm

What I dont get it is, why if u by a jolibook its preloaded 1.1 but we have to wait to download it, and it was delayed, why?

    December 6, 2010
    12:59 am

    It’s easier to make it work on one configuration like the Jolibook but making sure it works on all computers takes time.

      December 6, 2010
      11:20 am

      Thanks ppppppppp I really should have known that

December 7, 2010
2:54 am

@aicardi….you sir, seem very bitter. :) I have been a Mac and Linux user long before 1996. I am probably old enough to be your grandfather.

    December 7, 2010
    4:23 am

    Why would I be bitter? Read your own post.

December 7, 2010
1:26 pm

You know what we need?

- Gestures on our track pad
- Currently the backspace button ain’t working for the Chromuim, so why not a 3 finger swipe for back
- More local Apps
-A way to force synchronization to stop
- Faster Start up let’s beat Mac and Windows
- Faster Sleep and Shutdown

Goal: Get you ass on the web as fast as you could, once on web offers us easy navigations.

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December 7, 2010
2:15 pm

its releasing from today but anyone(like me) running 1.0 will have to wait (unless we do I clean windows/iso install) a few days, typical the loyals are always the last

December 7, 2010
2:41 pm

Long life to JoliCloud! The new HTML5 interfaceis awesome, and the new features in 1.0 version will be even better! Just add a way to create a costum launcher and it will be perfect!

Cosma Sebastian
December 8, 2010
2:35 pm

this is like the best distribution ever looks nice(like android) now i am using it live but as soon as i buy a hdd i want to fully install it

Joseph Harris
December 8, 2010
4:55 pm

Jolicloud 1.1 only has Chrome 7? That means no access to the recently released Chrome Webapps that require Chrome 8. Huge fail.

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December 12, 2010
5:40 pm

i find jolicloud a breath of fresh air. i can boot into a lightweight os and access my day-to-day apps / sites. it’s fast, simple and complete enough for my social and media consumption needs. i have a sony vaio vgn-tz31 and the speed versus win vista or win 7 is incomparable. well worth having as a dual boot os for fast, simple, complete fun browsing / computing.

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December 15, 2010
8:24 pm

I use facebook connect to login to jolicloud, after upgrading to 1.1 the GDM has totally changed and I can’t log in using facebook or my username and password. Please someone help me.

December 17, 2010
7:07 pm


Jolicloud has so far cost me data, two days and some serious loyalty.

I installed, reinstalled, did a fresh install, installed 1.0 and upgraded to 1.1 ~ and still don’t have anything intelligible on my screen. It always comes scrambled. I am still left with using a 1.0 live USB stick to do anything with my Acer D250. I know for fact that others have reported the display problem with Acer D250 and the ‘Jolicloud from hell’ upgrade ~ but haven’t seen anything even pretending to be a solution out here!

I’m going to officially give up and go to some other distro if some kind soul doesn’t point me to some solution. This really sucks :-(

December 30, 2010
3:31 pm

I really like Jolicloud didn´t love the other one that much but still stayed with it, really exited with this new one!!!! always love Jolicloud hehehe

January 12, 2011
11:26 am

thank you sharing

January 20, 2011
6:38 pm

Im really exciting to using this os. but it can make more interesting if jolicloud can make smooth scroll of browser and anything about scrolling.

Btw good work.

January 20, 2011
8:57 pm

Hello, please help.

I was able to download the express, and was going to use that to see how it worked before I did a full install.

But I have a problem. I got it downloaded and all that OK. However, when I went to reboot, I did get the screen that told me to boot between Windows 7, and Jolicloud. I selected Joliclound, and it went blank. I had to push the power botton to shut it down, ad restart it. It booted to WIndows 7 just fine. I then tried Jolicloud about 3 more times, and it did the same thing.
Can you please help me?

Many thanks,


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