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Announcing the new Jolicloud. Your cloud, beautifully organized.

by Jolicloud Team

October 27th, 2011

Dear Joliclouders,

This summer we announced that we were working on a new product and more than 35 000 people registered for the beta without knowing the details. We’ve been amazed and humbled by such a response. Today we want to offer more details about what we have been working on over the last months: the new Jolicloud platform.

With the first Jolicloud platform, we wanted to give anyone access to the cloud. We created a very simple OS and the first Web app store with access to the coolest applications online. 600 000 users and more than 15 million apps installed later, we decided to reinvent Jolicloud to give you the possibility to access your entire personal cloud.

4 months ago, we started building an entire new platform that makes it easy to access from one place, all the things you care about, we call it the personal cloud.

With Jolicloud, you will be able to access your personal cloud from your iPhone, your Android phone, your tablet, your computer and pretty much any connected device with our API. Joli OS, our own operating system used in many schools and public service as a free way to recycle old computers to connect them to the cloud, has been open sourced and is now available to the community. All our existing OS users will benefit from our new platform.

Be the first to try our exciting new product, register for the private beta at, we will start rolling out invites soon!

New Jolicloud

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October 27, 2011
4:32 pm

Finally , after months full of of waiting and anxiety. :’D

October 27, 2011
4:33 pm

Can’t wait… So excited to discover the new changes.

Daniel Fernandez
October 27, 2011
4:34 pm

Get those invites rolling out soon, the waiting is killing me!!! I’ve been waiting for months for the beta to open up to us, and now, I can smell it, but I can’t access it! It’s like you guys are taunting us with the rich aroma of the new Jolicloud! Send those invites as fast as you can!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!

    October 28, 2011
    11:06 am

    +1 for the epic comment

October 27, 2011
4:35 pm

WHOA! I cant wait for that!!

October 27, 2011
4:37 pm

Finally, I cant wait! :-)

Please, very soon roll-out invites. :-)

October 27, 2011
4:38 pm

I’m sure once everybody has a chance to try it out they will understand why your so excited. It definitely helps organize your life across all the different cloud services. Great job team!

October 27, 2011
4:38 pm

Great news!

October 27, 2011
4:55 pm

Great concept and excited!

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October 27, 2011
7:03 pm

Very exciting! Hope to see more soon!

October 27, 2011
7:04 pm

I have been checking jolicloud website every day for bet release, today my excitment is at the peak. I cant wait any longer. I love jolicloud to bits.l, but this wait is killing me.

October 27, 2011
7:30 pm

please =)

October 27, 2011
9:30 pm

and… when a 64-bit version?

October 27, 2011
10:13 pm

Well Done guys.
Please keep light,simple and Beauty ..
We don’t need tons and tons of rubbish.
We love JoliCloud.
My pc runs jolicloud and that is it !
I’m Clean no more drugs (Win7) … I’m feeling so good.

October 27, 2011
10:36 pm

can’t waaiiiiittt! so overly excited about this! I’ve been checking out every single day since I heard about the beta! hope it’s gonna be something great, it probably will. :D

October 27, 2011
10:48 pm

and here we go with another cool product, my invite is on its way i can feel it :))

i also hope for new badges for those who use it

October 28, 2011
7:22 am

Hurray! Have been a Jolicloud user for almost a year. Can’t wait to see the new one.

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    February 11, 2012
    3:34 pm

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October 28, 2011
1:35 pm

So there will be no JoliOS 1.3 comming from you anymore?
Is this is the end of your great Operating System? Looks like it is no time for me to start looking for another Netbook OS.

    October 28, 2011
    1:45 pm

    We don’t say that :)
    The focus is of course the new Jolicloud but all the OS users will also benefit from our new platform.

      October 28, 2011
      3:56 pm

      So please tell us when you’ll release the next version of JoliOS.
      Version 1.0 was released in July 2010, Version 1.1 was released on 7 December 2010 and Version 1.2 was released on 9 March 2011. So it’s time for Version 1.3!

      Samuel G
      October 30, 2011
      5:02 pm

      Yep, I feel like you too. I’ve been using JoliOS since beta 0.9 version and when it was making my cursor dance all around the screen when I was using the touchpad. I’ve seen the improvement from when it was slow and based on Firefox to when it was blazing fast thanks to Chromium. I’ve seen some good improvements (GUI, 1-click apps) and worse ones (bye bye synaptic) from my user’s point of view.

      But this one… I’m just doubtful. When I logged into the beta portal, I had the choice to “add” things I am not using. I know that I am an exception out there and that everyone else is using Facebook (or at least, 800 million people), so this is probably for the best. But until now, apps were always optional. I have to admit that I don’t know how it will be, but I hope I won’t have to see “lolcats” and other parasites everywhere on my computer.

      And as you said, JoliOS is mainly used to bring back old computers to life and is widely used in schools. Not really the place where teachers want to see pupils on Facebook, right?

      Well, I’ll wait and see…

      October 30, 2011
      10:32 pm

      Synaptic is still there but you have to enter a new short-cut using the [Add] option in the [System][Preferences][Main Menu].

      Type: Application
      Name: Synaptic
      Command: gksu –description /usr/share/applications/synaptic.desktop /usr/sbin/synaptic
      Comment: Program Downloader

      Then you can add Ubuntu progs like Arista Transcoder for changing movies for your mobiles and Asunder CD ripper/Kd3-qt for music. Also codecs.

October 28, 2011
1:48 pm

got it now, and cant wait for the rest of the apps to be available
thx joli

October 28, 2011
3:36 pm

Great news. I have been using Jolicloud since 2009 Alpha. Please thank all the hard working developers for me.
Jim Kelsh

October 28, 2011
4:01 pm

The idea is great,even the name ” JoliCloud ” sounds like a Caramel after a good capuccino; so stop looking to the sky and get the applications on the Web, we need to test them to see if they deliver the promises. Thanks, to all the people involved in the project. Jamarti

October 28, 2011
6:54 pm

Cant believe its still “many months away” according to founder Tariq Krim in this article

    October 29, 2011
    11:49 am

    I thing he means release not the beta John – can’t wait to try it on my phone!

October 28, 2011
7:05 pm

This sounds very cool! Looking forward to try it!

But I’m wondering: Joli OS is of course Free/Open Source, because it is Linux. But what about the new Jolicloud? Will it be under a Free license, like the AGPL?

Cristian Ele
October 28, 2011
8:40 pm

I was waiting for a sneak peak but this just make me feel more anxious

October 28, 2011
8:51 pm

C’est un excellent travail. JC 1.2 est véritablement adapté pour mes grands-parents. La future version bouleversera-t-elle l’apparence ? Il serait dommage que le switch soit douloureux pour eux. (branche 3.0 sur kernel ?)
Un grand merci et bonne continuation. (;

    February 14, 2012
    6:09 am

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October 29, 2011
2:12 am

please tell us when you’ll release the next version of JoliOS.

October 29, 2011
5:16 am

I cant wait for new jolicloud. please let me be a beta tester.

October 29, 2011
6:21 am

Your desktop OS has a lot of pointless social features many of us don’t care about. I also could careless about being in some cloud. I store my shit on a flash drive where I can use it on any computer or any device with a usb port. The cloud is pointless.

    Spooky Donkey
    October 29, 2011
    10:54 pm

    pointless to you maybe, for me it’s useful. it’s convenient having access to information i’ve worked on on school computers at home or on the road (even on devices lacking a usb port), and just plain cool to have access to most of my music, photo, and art collection pretty much wherever i go (which wouldn’t come close to fitting on any usb stick i own), not to mention all the useful apps i could use.

      October 30, 2011
      6:46 pm

      My main riff is with the social features (so and so installed this app and that app), and always having to be “online” to access my stuff on Joli OS. Joli OS isn’t useable offline.

    October 31, 2011
    2:28 am

    I am using Joli OS 1.2 and am able to access my stuff whilst offline. I just click on the folder icon on the top left of the desktop and can click into any of my folders there. Also if you go into ‘Local Apps’ from the dashboard, then ‘More Apps’ and open File Browser you’ll find your folders.

    October 31, 2011
    7:34 am

    I agree with Spooky Donkey. Joli OS gives my data and my work an ever-present feeling. I am able to access all my information from any computer and Dropbox/Google Docs is a lifesaver. There’s almost no other OS that can do that.

    February 10, 2012
    10:21 pm

    xiustjnx9 on October 20, 2011 paste this to 2 other videosgo to your channel and see your commentsJUST DO IT IT SCARY!!!

October 29, 2011
9:54 am

I’m confused. Is this Jolicloud 1.3? Where is the OS? the Apps? It doesn’t look like a useable OS.

    October 30, 2011
    11:37 am

    The new Jolicloud is not Joli OS, it’s an app for your personal cloud.
    But all the OS users will also benefit from the new platform.

October 29, 2011
12:26 pm

Looking forward to trying it on my eee pc 900. Meego is not compatible!

October 29, 2011
4:36 pm

I cannot wait! I have been in love with JoliOS and now Jolicloud!

Wade DeButler
October 29, 2011
7:18 pm

I’ll make it easy…

Will the new interface be “touch-optimized” for Android, Windows 8, and iPad?

    October 30, 2011
    11:39 am

    The new Jolicloud will be available as a web app and, as you can already see, as an iOS app for iPhone, Android app for Android phones, so…

October 29, 2011
7:43 pm

I’ve been waiting for the new version before getting rid of Windows 7 entirely. Looking forward to the release.

Frank Suarez
October 29, 2011
8:26 pm

I want to try! :D
Have a Homework about a Web OS and have ur new joli OS be awesome for my homewrok n____n

October 30, 2011
8:14 am

This is exciting, we are so glad to hear from you guys!

[...] heeft Jolicloud een nieuwe stap aangekondigd. Het bedrijf wil een personal cloud-dienst gaan aanbieden voor diverse platformen, waaronder [...]

    February 11, 2012
    8:05 pm

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October 30, 2011
7:20 pm

Greate news can’t wait

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October 31, 2011
6:49 pm

I wait for my Android tablet !

[...] cambio es inevitable, tal como lo hizo JoliOS al enfocarse en la nube por la moda y transición obligatoria, ya ven desde Ubuntu que el cambio a pantallas táctiles, [...]

November 1, 2011
9:19 am

So, anyone can hep me to install Mixxx on jolicloud, please? It’s possible ?

November 1, 2011
9:25 am

My vote for adding Mixxx to the Jolicloud app repository

    November 1, 2011
    12:36 pm

    Hello Gus.

    You mean that ?
    Remember JoliOS is an Ubuntu-based OS, well you can download every apps able to run with it.
    1) Go to “Local settings” and find “Synaptic package manager”
    2) Search “Mixx” in the search bar and tick the package
    3) Apply, you’ll be able to use Mixx in “Local apps”, then “More apps” folders (you can add a shorcut with Add a local app)
    4) Enjoy ! (;

      November 1, 2011
      11:22 pm

      Thank’s Man but show me “No matches found”.
      Yeah is a program to Play Music-

      So thank’s a lot Zattom !

      “My vote for adding Mixxx to the Jolicloud app repository”

November 2, 2011
3:16 am

Cant wait to give this a try. Hope the mobile app makes it easy to store music and pictures on your local device for easy viewing/playback. If thats done right this will be an excellent cloud option.

November 2, 2011
4:56 pm

I look forward to seeing the new Jolicloud, but i do hope you keep the OS simple. That is exactly why i like Jolicloud so much for my netbook, it is so simple to use, yet i have all the features of a normal debian based Operating system. I have looked and found no UI as brilliantly simple as joliclouds, keep it up! :-D

Saniel Sanchez
November 3, 2011
9:22 pm

I wish I could add non-jolicloud app shortcuts to the desktop in this next or future releases. 1.3 will be awesome!!!

November 4, 2011
7:48 am

I so can’t wait! How long before the invites get sent out?

    November 4, 2011
    12:01 pm

    We have almost 50k requests to try the new Jolicloud! We have started rolling out invites, please be patient. Thank you for your support!

November 4, 2011
8:58 pm

I hope that operations as installing a new font won’t be so complicated anymore…

Thanks for the advance and congrats on the new Joli!

November 9, 2011
11:46 pm

This is AMAZING news. Obviously you will be releasing a 64 bit version? I have included my email for an invite or just send one over to, we would love to be part of the invite, thanks.

November 10, 2011
10:33 am

Lol people really dont get that this is not an update for the Os..I do wonder though when we’ll have acces to this because its been a week since you started rolling out invites and I havent seen anyone on blogs twitter etc who is in there yet. No offence, I’m just wondering and I really look forward to this lovely concept!

November 10, 2011
9:27 pm

HI all, when do you think you will start the Beta program ?

November 14, 2011
6:47 pm

cannot get sound on laptop?

    November 14, 2011
    10:50 pm

    I had the same issue. Try holding down the power button until the computer turns off (a hard reset). When you turn the computer back on, the sound should be working.

November 18, 2011
12:19 pm

Canon printer and scan works in ubuntu
Jolicloud: scan does not work
it things that it is not on

Marco Freire
November 18, 2011
6:03 pm

Estou impressionado com a qualidade e facilidade de uso do JOLI OS e parece q nao vai ficar por aqui tem muito a evoluir ,PARABENS.Ficou muito melhor q o ubuntu 11.10 e desisti do Linux Mint 11(com um tom de antiguidade).Da pra rir do windows 8,android,e o chrome oS perdeu a vez por se guardar demais em segredos.

November 23, 2011
7:13 am

При бездействии несколько минут монитор отключается комп. блокируется.Посоветуйте как отключить эти функции.Спасибо.

    November 28, 2011
    11:38 pm

    Надо кликнуть “шестерёнку” в левом верхнем углу. Далее info. И поставить “галочку” напротив строки Auto-Login. И будет Вам счастье!

Roger Calver
November 23, 2011
9:19 pm

As a longtime user of Jolicloud (since the very early alpha days) and still a user on my netbooks I can see the potential of a cloud based system which is able to be used by multiple devices.
I am an Android firmware developer for tablets and so will be testing as well on these devices.

Looking forward to some more test :)

November 24, 2011
12:34 am

Jolicloud is by far the easiest, fastest Distro out right now. The way it connects to various apps and services has put my faith in FOSS back on solid ground. Now Joli devs. I am amazed by your hard work, I am now 100% converted from Windows (I used to be a fanboi btw) but this is the most amazing thing rolling right now. Now if we could pressure netflix to make a Nix client!

November 25, 2011
7:45 am

To be honest, the thing I’d really, REALLY want to see show up in the next version of Joli OS is LibreOffice. I know that you guys are kind of locked into 10.04 since it’s LTS, but I’ve made my argument in the GetSatisfaction site and will restate it here as plainly as possible: LO has succeeded OOo. It’s faster and lighter. Besides, netbooks (the original and primary target of Joli OS) do 2 things well: browse the web, and EDIT DOCUMENTS.

You guys have done an incredible job fulfilling the former half of the netbook equation, no doubt about that. I’m just looking forward to the day you deliver LibreOffice in the Software Center, and I don’t need to waste a needless click to launch LO from the “desktop”, or Alt+F2 my way to the program. Hope you guys care about your users’ need for the best office software as I do.

Tim V
November 30, 2011
3:53 pm

Great! Can’t Wait!

December 2, 2011
2:04 am

I need HELP
I have build a PC with Intel motherboard and i3 cpu
with Belkin wireless adapter.
Now pc has Joli Os on it and WiFi is working but but
Joli Os thinks it is not.

I am Joli Os user known for 1 year I used the same installation disk on 4 different compuers with no problem.

Does JOLI OS support Intel motherboard and i3cpu?
It also does not with Ethernet cable.
Thanks in advance. JANEK

December 4, 2011
10:38 am

Is there any news about the beta invitations for the new version? Not sure what the criteria is to get new users to try it, but since I am what you guys call a “founding member” (Joliclouding since 2009), I thought I’d get this by this time. I’m a huge fan and look forward to trying the new UI. Keep up the good work.

December 7, 2011
4:43 pm

I just want to know, and I am really looking forward to this wonderful concept! nothing else is good news

December 7, 2011
4:46 pm

whether this is a concept that is beautiful or attractive? hopefully it does not create false expectations

December 9, 2011
6:03 am

What’s the story with your beta page? Nginx gives “Bad gateway” error… 12/9 @ 0003

[...] 15th, 2011 TweetAfter announcing the new Jolicloud, we started sending out invites some weeks ago. We are still rolling out to the thousands of you [...]

December 16, 2011
4:36 am

wait for longtime for new joliclound
thx ekae30072[ADDRESS]

December 16, 2011
4:42 am


I love Joli OS. You guys did great job here. however i still have some problems.
1)Sounds are distorted and have noise in when played from music player in OS/Youtube
2)No Extensions on Chrome- Consider adblock atleast.
3)Option to access Windows folder like desktop/documents.
4) Outdated chrome browser.

If you could fix these it will be best OS i ever had. Especially the sound issues and noise.

    December 16, 2011
    11:18 am

    Thanks for your feedback!
    2) You can install all extensions you want
    3) Just go to the File tab :)
    4) Current version is based on Chromium 15, an update based on Chromium 16 is on its way!

December 16, 2011
3:34 pm

Ready for early, early beta

December 21, 2011
5:57 pm

Hello, I installed Jolicloud a year ago on my very old Dell Lattitude, it didn’t work as expected, maybe because that laptop was way too old (PIV, 512 RAM) but I liked your OS, Now I want to give a second chance to a PC and come here to download Jolicluod when I saw there was a beta Jolicluod available I was very excited, I registered and gave access to all my apps but then I read I have to wait until only-the-Gods-know to your email, then I read Jolicloud OS might be over, I’m a little disappointed :(

    February 12, 2012
    5:43 am

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December 21, 2011
7:50 pm

I’m on a one-person mission to move all my Windows-impaired associates to JoliOS and Jolicloud. Version 1.2 is almost flawless, but I’d love to take to take the new beta for a test ride ASAP. Thanks.

December 23, 2011
4:16 pm


December 26, 2011
2:12 pm

Jolicloud is powerful,I will become a member of you!

December 29, 2011
12:24 am

I cant wait for new jolicloud. please let me be a beta tester.

January 10, 2012
1:17 pm

I posted 3 photos on Facebook in the album “Builders Surplus Photos”

luc feys
February 9, 2012
2:33 pm

Please invite me to the beta… i cant keep waiting

USER: lucfeys on jolios 1.2

best regards

February 12, 2012
11:23 pm

I love this Jolicloud

February 17, 2012
2:28 pm

I’m running Joli OS 1.2 on a Dell Latitude (512mb) as a dual boot. Apart from some flash stuff (bbc kids games) grinding it to a halt after a medium/long while it works very nicely. Quick to start etc. I’ll be very interested to see what the next version has to offer and hopefully decide then whether to drop XP off the laptop. Keep up the good work.

March 4, 2012
5:04 am

I would like to try out the beta

USER: adavehop

Thanks in advance

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