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Jolicloud & Joli OS 1.2 Extensive Review

I heard about Jolicloud on Engadget back last July before it came out of beta. I even contemplated installing it on my netbook when version 1.0 came out, but decided I wasn’t brave enough yet. I continued reading the news about it & the Jolibook over next few months, but it wasn’t until Jolicloud 1.1 came out that I made the jump. I first installed it right before Christmas & immediately fell in love. I first started out by running the Live version from a 4gb USB key on my little 10″ eMachines netbook. After about a week of that I got brave enough to actually install it using the Jolicloud Express Windows Installer. It wasn’t an easy decision to make since this was my first experience ever with Linux. However, I figured that if I didn’t like it, I could easily uninstall it. But what end up happening was that I totally abandoned my desktop running Windows XP & embraced the cloud. I pretty much took complete control of the netbook till this day & never once used the desktop running Windows XP. I’m not sure my wife was real happy about that since I had bought the netbook for her over a year ago. ;) We originally planned on buying her a bigger laptop with a DVD drive so she could watch movies, but a lot of unforeseen expenses came up & we no longer could afford to buy one. That’s when I decided that maybe it was time to install Joli OS on the desktop.

Our desktop has been our primary means of streaming TV content like Hulu to our TV & Xbox 360 via a Windows DLNA server called PlayOn. Without that program we can’t watch our favorite shows on the big screen. Unfortunately they don’t have a Linux version of their app and that’s the biggest reason why I’ve dragged my feet about installing Jolicloud on it. Last night I finally downloaded the Express edition & installed it. I wanted to get some feedback for this review. The install & everything else seemed to run fine, but I noticed that the Windows Boot Manager never showed up on the first boot & it went straight to Joli OS. At first I thought it might have been temporary because of the install, but after the install finished I rebooted & it still never showed. I started getting worried that I lost Windows. I frantically searched the Jolicloud GetSatisfaction site looking for a way to fix it & finally came across a solution that was posted over a year ago. What had happened is somehow the Windows Boot Manager’s boot.ini file had incorrectly set the timeout value to 0. With it set to 0 it keeps the Boot Manager from showing up & since it was automatically defaulted to Joli OS it boot straight to it instead of Windows. Editing that file & setting it to a number greater than 0 fixed the problem. Whew! That was a close one! :)

Cloud computing appeal

Before I get to main review on the new features & changes in version 1.2, let me take a second explain my main appeal with the OS. First, as I’m not a programmer or in the content creation business, so my computing requirements are not as stringent. My computing uses are mostly relegated to using the Internet. I visit online discussion forums, blogs & other news sites. I read email, post & read Twitter and go to Facebook once in awhile. Sometimes I visit online shopping sites like Amazon or eBay. My music & video content is a streamed from the Internet & I don’t save or edit any of it. Though I do have a pretty large local library of photos that needs editing from time to time. But that’s about the extent of my computing. I don’t do much on my computer that doesn’t require the Internet. So I don’t need an expensive computer or expensive apps like Office or AutoCAD. Full-time Internet users like myself who have netbooks & laptops are the perfect candidates for Joli OS/Jolicloud. If you still do a lot computer work without the Internet or only use a desktop, then Jolicloud might not be for you. So I can understand why everybody might not “get” what Jolicloud is about. They don’t understand the appeal of web apps. Not all site bookmarks are worthy of being web apps. Some sites are better suited for a bookmark & some sites are better suited for a web app. Sites that are focused on providing you an app type service like email, social networking or video/music services are more suited for a web app. Something that you’re always running in the background & are not part of your usual Internet browsing flow. I think once more people start using the cloud more they will eventually get the appeal of what Jolicloud is trying to do. Jolicloud is about bringing your Internet life to the cloud & always being able to access it from any device. If you’re always using a bunch of local apps good luck trying to sync them on all your devices. That would be a total headache.

Jolicloud – The Online Desktop

For those that stuck around I suspect you’re still quite interested in Jolicloud. ;) It’s now time to get to the meat of the review. First of all, the majority of the rest of this review was originally done on my netbook until I finished it up using my desktop. I used a little text editor web app that supports Dropbox to write the whole thing before I posted it into WordPress. The app is called TextDrop and liked it so much I even made it into a custom web app. Search the App Center for it. You will find two versions of it. They’re both from me, but they’re exactly the same. I couldn’t remove the duplicate.

App Center

First thing you’ll notice is that Native Apps, Add-ons & Web Apps are now segregated into their own categories. You’ll also notice that the little Chromium icon next to the native app name has been removed. Other that that the rest of the categories & app details are basically the same. Really no need to re-invent the wheel there, but I’m glad they did…

With version 1.2 they added the most requested feature: adding apps to your main desktop. You’ll find a green button for it at the bottom left of the page. The “Add New App” feature now allows you to add your own custom web apps(aka bookmarks by everybody else). Some people might be a little bummed that they didn’t allow custom local apps too, but it’s an excellent start & still might show up in the future. Anyway, when creating a custom web app it requires the app’s name, URL, description, category & an icon in JPG or PNG format. These custom apps are now shared with everybody on the App Center. A couple of pet peeves is that you can’t change their settings or remove them from the App Center. However, you have the option to “Report this app”. Unfortunately you can’t give any reasons and you’re never given any kind of notice of whether they are going to remove it or not. Eventually I did find that you can change some of your custom app settings, but you have to click on the “Edit Settings” button in the main settings section. Clicking on that opens a page in your web browser on the My.Jolicloud.com site where you can click on “My Apps”. There you can change the name, category, description & icon, but you can’t change the URL or even remove the app. You can tell which web apps are user-submitted by the little grey head silhouette icon next to the app name. These also show up in your friends stream app list too. Maybe they should add a custom-app category or at least a custom-app filter under Friends Picks? Even with a few of those pet peeves it’s one hell of a new feature. It’s been sorely needed & makes it worthy to upgrade just on it alone.

Launcher

The launcher itself has probably seen the least amount of changes this go round. I’ve touched on these in previous blog posts. Basically they changed the graphic when you hover your mouse cursor over a icon & they removed the little bounce animation when you click on an app. It also looks like they dropped the size of the text for app names & added numerals to the dots representing which page you’re on. Other changes include adding 6 more wallpapers & a configuration option to stretch the image to fit the screen. The Launcher really did need a lot of changes & it’s nice to see they didn’t try to mess up a good thing.

Stream

In previous versions the Stream wasn’t really too useful, but it had some great potential. You’ll be glad to hear that in the latest update it’s been revamped. The Stream no longer shows when you install or remove an app. Some people had issues with that from a privacy point of view. They no longer need to worry about it anymore. Now you only see apps that you or your friends have shared(starred). You can even keep people from seeing this list on your Public Page by turning it off in your account settings. The premise here is it’s a way for you to discover & add new apps. There is an Add button next to the app so you can add them immediately. They also have a section called “Friends Picks” showing 3 seemingly random apps that your friends are using. However, in order to add them you have to click on them to get more info. It’s not something you can do on that page.

Below the Friends Picks section there is also an advertisement to download Joli OS 1.2. On bigger monitors there’s even another ad below that one to download the Jolicloud Chrome app. Makes you wonder if they are planning on using this space later for targeted advertising. Right now it’s pretty useless since you probably have both of them already installed. So what’s the point?

One interesting new feature(one that was never mentioned in the blog updates, but was on the web site tour), is a notification of new Facebook friends who have joined Jolicloud. Unfortunately I think it only works for new users as I haven’t seen it work on my account even after 2 of my Facebook friends joined. Though I did see this in action on my friend’s computer after he created a Jolicloud account. It makes it real easy for new users to find friends to follow. Maybe they should do this for Twitter too?

File Browser

The File Browser is probably the second biggest change in the new update. Like the Stream it wasn’t totally useful as it was only a shortcut to the Nautilus file manager. Now it does a lot more. However, lets first get this straight: it’s a _browser_ & not a manager. That’s one big reason why they still have Nautilus installed. It only allows you to browse your local files/folders and only if you’re running Joli OS. If you’re using the Chrome app it only shows Dropbox. Anyway, the browser shows you the dates that they were modified & file size. There is also no way to change it to icon or simple list views. If the file is an image it automatically previews it in a pane on the right. There’s no ability to move, copy or delete files. You can open the file or open the folder it sits in. That’s it. If you open the folder the file sits in it will bring up that folder in Nautilus. While there you can do normal file manager operations. USB attached storage automatically shows up in the browser once it’s plugged in. It works exactly the same way as the local hard drive with one addition: it has an eject icon so you can remove it safely.

The biggest & best feature to grace the new Jolicloud is Dropbox integration in the File Browser. It has the same limitations as the local hard drive view, but a few more too. You can only open the file. When you do open the file it downloads via the web browser & then you can open the file. It will automatically open images & text files in the browser, but most other files will sit in the download bar waiting for you to click them to open them. There’s also no links to the Dropbox web site. So if you want to rename, move, copy, delete or share your files you’ll probably still want to use the Dropbox web app. Oddly it does provide a link to your “Connections”, which is where you connect your Facebook & Dropbox accounts to your Jolicloud account. If you’ve already added those connections, your only option is to remove them. All-in-all, this is probably my most favorite new feature next to custom web apps. It definitely makes the Chrome app infinitely more useful on non-Joli OS systems. I’ve also considered upgrading my Dropbox account to more space, but it irks me to have to pay for that. It would be nice if they integrated other cloud storage solutions like Pogoplug, that way we wouldn’t need to pay for a subscription for more storage.

Settings

The main settings page doesn’t look like it has changed much. You might notice that “Subscriptions” are now called “Badges”. People who install Joli OS on a least one device will get the coveted “Recycler” badge. There are also “Founding Member” & “Team Member” badges. No idea if they will create more. But it could be neat if they started offering more badges for doing stuff in Jolicloud or web apps ala Xbox Live Achievements or foursquare. “Favorites” are now known as “Shared Apps”. The rest of the options are pretty much the same. Under “This Device” you have 2 new options for the new Auto-Login & Guest Mode features. This is also where you can install OS updates & manually sync your apps.

Originally when I started playing with Jolicloud 1.1 I didn’t like the idea that you basically have 2 logins. One login for the Linux OS & one for your Jolicloud account. I didn’t want one login much less two. So I scoured the support pages looking for a way to auto login. There was a way to do it, but it wasn’t very user friendly. So it’s great to see that they have added it as a new feature in 1.2. BTW, I’ve since decided that I like the idea of user logins. This is mainly due to the fact that I’m not the only person to use my computers. So, I don’t want other users using my login & messing up my saved username & passwords in Facebook, Google & all the other sites we share in common. I want them to be saved so I don’t have to type them anymore. This is where having a Guest account is so nice to have. I can give my wife a regular device account since we’re the biggest users, but our kids can use a Guest account.

Here’s a few details on how Guest Mode works:

  • According to the support site the web browser & all web apps run in Incognito mode. However, I was able to create regular mode windows after opening Chrome, but don’t really see the point because…
  • Anything you stored while in Guest Mode is erased once you log out. This is most likely due to…
  • You get 300mb of local storage, but it’s in RAM & not on the local hard drive. That’s a pretty cool idea.
  • You can’t run local apps that are associated with your account that the admin hasn’t installed. You also can’t install new ones. The same goes for local apps too. If they’re already installed by the admin you can run them. Unfortunately they don’t have a Local Apps folder icon in the Launcher to access them. However, you can still get to them by using the Menu key to the right of the spacebar to bring up the application menu.
  • Like the missing Local Apps folder icon, there’s also no Local Settings folder icon either. You can still access its content via the Menu key.

I waited till the last to talk about the Account Info page & how you edit your profile through the “Edit Settings” link. This is mainly due to the fact the account settings are accessed outside the Desktop & therefore is not consistent with the rest of the Jolicloud experience. What’s confusing is that in order to edit your profile info & settings you’re taken to a page on My.Jolicloud.com in a separate browser window. This place is only directly linked from the main Desktop interface & nowhere else. I know this is carry over from previous versions, but why isn’t this now a part of the Jolicloud Desktop?

As for the new Public Page, I kept using the “Edit Settings” link to get access to it. I kept passing over the Info tab since I didn’t realize it was there & click-able. Why isn’t this page more publicly accessible? Why can’t it be accessed from the main Jolicloud web site? Or from the Users page after you search for them in the search bar? Seems like it’s hidden on purpose.

Anyway, once your in account settings you can change things like your username, email address, password, name, bio, profile pic, custom apps, connections to Facebook & Dropbox, email notices & even invite friends to Jolicloud. It still confounds me that these things are not available in the main Desktop experience. Hopefully that’s something that will change in a future update.

I’d like to make a few suggestions for the user’s bio. It would be nice if there was a bigger box. Also can you add a few fields so the bio field isn’t wasted on links to accounts or websites? Examples of individual fields could include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, AIM, Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, Xbox Live, Wii or PSN. Also, you don’t allow clicking  on followers or who you’re following to see all the users like you do on the user page in the Desktop app.

Joli OS 1.2 – What’s in a name?

Granted when I first heard about the name change it made me scratch my head. Why take the “cloud” out of Jolicloud? Especially now that it’s more of a cloud OS than ever? After a couple of days it’s grown on me. And I think I somewhat understand their reasoning. Jolicloud is really about the main desktop app that’s accessible via any device or browser. It really doesn’t need it’s own OS. The Linux-based OS might be the first platform to support their Jolicloud vision, but it definitely won’t be the last. So it makes sense to focus Jolicloud more on the Online Desktop than the Linux-based OS. Hopefully they won’t completely abandon the OS because right now I think it’s the best home for the Jolicloud experience. In fact, I think it could possibly be the best cloud OS ever. Granted Joli OS is the only Linux experience I’ve ever had. So I’m not really a good authority on the matter. ;) But from what I’ve read so far, Joli OS has probably one of the most trouble-free end-user experiences. I hear “it just works” alot. And with version 1.1, 1.1.1 & now 1.2 it seems they doubled their efforts to supporting a lot more hardware out there. It’s not just for netbooks anymore.

Like I mentioned earlier I’ve installed it on 2 of my devices. The netbook has a 93gb partition setup while the desktop has a 25gb partition. My experience with the netbook has been great, though I haven’t really noticed a great deal of speed increase. Not a lot to complain about with a single core Atom CPU & 1gb RAM. I had hoped the updates to Chromium 10 & Flash 10.2 would have made some noticeable speed increases, but I’m not seeing it yet.

The desktop is where I thought I would have the least problems & faster access. But right out of the gate I experienced problems. It’s an HP Pavillion a1600n with a AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 with 1gb RAM & a NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE. The boot manager snafu really surprised me. That’s something that shouldn’t still be happening. Especially considering they knew of the problem a year ago. Another problem I encountered was syncing my Chrome settings. I had them synced on my netbook with no problems, but I attempted to do the same on the desktop & it locked up the whole Chromium desktop. Eventually I was able to sync, but only after disabling syncing of apps, extensions & themes. I only had 3 apps(Jolicloud, Gmail & Chrome Store) & no extensions or themes installed. Never attempted to sync again to see if it was fixed & I don’t plan to as it’s not really needed. Another issue I seem to be experiencing is some major slow downs with excessive hard drive thrashing. It can’t be due to the 25gb partition size can it? I really think it has to do with Flash. I had a site or two running in the browser that had some advertisements using Flash & other Flash videos. Took over 10 minutes before the hard drive would stop accessing where I had enough control where I could close the sites. Once they were closed, it ran fine. If the problem is hard drive related, I might consider buying a larger second drive just for Joli OS, but something tells me that’s not it. Either way the hard drive thrashing is very disconcerting.

Conclusion

Man, what else can be said? Not a whole lot more I promise! :) I do want to clarify that a lot of problems & criticisms in no way mean I’m unhappy with the new updates. Don’t get too fixated on the problems. They’re minor things in the whole grand scheme of things. I’m completely in love with the OS on my primary computer: the netbook & I think that for a lot people like myself it’s something that they really need to try out. Although cloud computing is an awesome feature in itself, I think that regular users will also like the fact that they really don’t have to worry about viruses & spyware. That’s a massive relief, but realize that it isn’t an inherit feature of Joli OS. It’s a benefit of the security built into all Linux-based OS. I just think Jolicloud’s installation simplicity via the Windows Installer or the Live version installed on thumb drive make it the easiest way for first-timers to try Linux. For those upgrading from previous versions or those that tried previous versions & removed it, I say go get it now! :) It’s a massive update worthy of your attention & you won’t be disappointed. Jolicloud should be applauded for such an excellent update. You definitely have a hit on your hands. I hope it brings you much success.

Tommy McClain

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  1. AzBat360
    March 12, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I received some feedback from Jolicloud on a couple points in my review.

    First, when I first started writing the review I wasn’t aware that the Public Page was accessible in 2 places in the Jolicloud Online Desktop. I’ve attached links to 2 screenshots of where they are located. It’s definitely more than I originally thought! :)

    Lastly, the issue I experienced with not being able to boot into Windows is out of Jolicloud’s hands since it is Microsoft’s Windows Boot Manager. Jolicloud assured me it is correctly setup and the issue has only affected a very small percentage of users. Guess I just happened to be one of the few. :( I apologize for putting the blame completely on their shoulders.

    Sorry for the mix-up and thanks again for the heads-up!

    Tommy McClain

  2. Sniedziņš
    March 13, 2011 at 4:28 am

    i dont like they reomved nautilus-like filemaneger

    • AzBat360
      March 13, 2011 at 4:43 am

      Actually it’s not removed. It’s still there. You can get access to it by clicking on a folder in the new file browser & then click the “Open” button on the bottom right screen. OR you can click on the “Menu” key to the right of the spacebar & then click on “Places”, then just select a folder. Though I agree a simple shortcut icon or keyboard shortcut would be nice to have. Or maybe they will provide more file management capabilities in the new file browser like move, copy or delete? Then Nautilus wouldn’t be needed anymore.

      • Sniedziņš
        March 13, 2011 at 5:40 am

        thanx, i found and it works. I think remove nautilus could be a big mistake because of its powerful functionality (for example – scripts, tabs, f3-dividing etc.)

  3. Gabriel
    March 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I’m using it! Its a pretty cool OS for connected users. Very stable, has a lot if features and runs pretty fast!

    I’m a software engineer, I really recommend it.

    • AzBat360
      March 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks for the comments and happy Joliclouding! :)

  4. bankaikon
    March 13, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    very good review i like the new option to autologin i only have one issue in the first boot problems whit the grub that the grub install in the usb:

    sudo grub-install –recheck /dev/

    whit this is solve and ready for enjoy

    to AzBat360 i hope you not angry for this you are the app and i a plugin jajaja
    greetings

    • AzBat360
      March 13, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      LOL not angry at all, if you have a solution to boot manager issues then by all means share it, thanks for the feedback & glad you liked the review

      • March 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm

        ok if i remember if the screen is black and only appear the letters of grub_ need to boot whit the usb plug check in the terminal whit the
        fdisk -l
        and do the
        sudo grub-install –recheck /dev/sda
        note that the sda is in my case
        greetings

  5. Paul
    March 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    “So it makes sense to focus Jolicloud more on the Online Desktop than the Linux-based OS.”

    You wrote a very good review, but this is where I disagree. As a matter of fact, I have yet to find the value in the Jolicloud web app. I just don’t get it. When you’re using it inside a browser all you have is basically a glorified bookmark manager. It doesn’t make sense to me. Sure your bookmarks (aka apps) are synced so you can access them from any computer, but I could just as easily carry a thumbdrive with Chrome on it and get all my bookmarks that way.

    The whole value for Jolicloud for me is the OS. I love running it on my netbook because it gives me quick access to all the web features I use as well as lets me use/access local files when I’m offline. Plus it’s fast.

    Maybe I’m just missing something, but even though I love Joli on my netbook I’ve found no use for the web app on my other computers. I just don’t see the benefit.

  6. rcentros
    March 16, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Hey, thanks for the review. I’m just trying out Joli-OS on this computer (using the Live USB). I’m drawn to the simplicity of it — and I’m trying to figure out whether Cloud OSes (like Chrome OS and Joli-OS) will remain popular or not. I’m not sure yet whether or not there will be a point when folks will think the “ceiling is too low” and want to go back to a “full” OS.

    I tried JoliCloud for Chrome and was impressed enough with it to look into the Live USB. But one problem I’ve had with the Live USB, I can’t play MP3s or open documents out of File Manager, like I could with the Chrome App. It just keeps coming back with “Preview Unavailable.” I’m wondering if that has something to do with running it on the USB drive. These MP3 files play fine if I go to the Menu and open Movie Player — and YouTube videos, Hulu, The Sixty One all work without a hitch. (BTW, never heard of The Sixty One before — I’ve already found several good musicians there.)

    At any rate, except for the File Manager issue, I’m very impressed with Joli-OS.

    Again, thanks for the review.

    • AzBat360
      March 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      You’re welcome! Thanks for taking to read it & post your comments. Not sure about the Live USB issue you’re having. Haven’t played with the latest version on the Live USB. I would highly suggest submitting a request on the official help site: http://help.jolicloud.com/requests/new or posting on the official GetSatisfaction site: http://getsatisfaction.com/jolicloud. Good luck & happy Joliclouding!

  7. chr0n0
    April 16, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    This has honestly got to be one of the most in depth reviews that I have encountered. I have an eee, and was looking to put something super light weight and still functional on it. I have read about many, many distros and I was already installing it when I encountered this post. Thanks so much for all the valuable insight into Joli.

    • AzBat360
      April 16, 2011 at 5:43 pm

      Thanks for the comments and glad you liked the review. I still believe that Joli OS & Jolicloud are not just great for netbooks or older machines. In fact, I think it shines even more on faster & bigger machines! Keep an eye out for my upcoming blog post on my quest for the perfect Jolicloud computer. Yep, I went and sold the netbook for something even better! :)

  8. Animesh
    May 9, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Awesome review. Great job done Mr. McClain.

    I too use Joli OS 1.2 alongwith Windows 7 and I feel proud to admit that I rarely boot Windows 7 nowadays.

    • AzBat360
      May 12, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you kind sir! It looks like the next version will be even better. You can be sure I’ll have another extensive review of it too!

  9. nico
    May 16, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Hi, I really liked your review and was looking for a better OS than windows 7 starter for my acer emashine E350, downloading it now

  10. Kristina
    May 24, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    I installed JoliOS and kept windowsXP on my hp mini 2140. It works great, but I can’t boot windows anymore. It doesn’t ask it just boot joli… How do I fix this?

  11. June 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks for the review Tommy. I was looking for a simple OS to put on my netbook and went ahead with Joli. Great idea and fits in well with my desire to simplify things, as I now use so many different computers. The loud is great for this reason and I am also a new convert to Google Apps too.

    You are right – it definitely will catch on as people realise the benefits of it.

    • AzBat360
      June 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      No problem man! Thanks for reading & for trying out Joli OS. It’s the real deal. Have fun & happy Joliclouding!

  12. Phil
    August 31, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    What a pile of sh1t3

    No internet connection – no computer

    End of.

    And as we spend more time without a connection than we do with one – back to a real OS

    • AzBat360
      August 31, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      You do realize that Jolicloud is mainly targeted as a Cloud OS? Be that as it may, you only need a connection for the first time you install it. After that you can use it without an Internet connection. And even though it’s a cloud OS it still has Ubuntu at its core. That means it supports locally installed Linux apps so you can still use those apps when the computer is offline.

  13. Biff
    October 11, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Maybe they should change the name so it has more mass appeal. Something like Microsoft Windows Killer?

    • AzBat360
      October 11, 2011 at 7:45 pm

      LOL, or No Virus Worries Here OS LOL

  14. Bob from Oz
    December 3, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Hey, thanks for this review: it’s one of the best I’ve read in a long time. I’ll give the OS a whirl.
    Cheers ;)

    • AzBat360
      December 4, 2011 at 10:24 am

      You’re welcome! Glad you liked it! Let me know what you think!

  15. Larry
    September 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Windows 7 will not work with with my HP Mini netbook, so I installed Joli OS 1.2.
    It works fine so far.

  16. November 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Thank You for this amazing review !!!

    • AzBat360
      November 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm

      You’re so very welcome! I’m glad you liked it. You can be sure I’ll post another review once the next Joli OS is available. So stay tuned!

  17. January 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
    I do not know who you are but definitely you are going
    to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

    • AzBat360
      January 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks for the kind words! :D Glad you liked the review. Not sure I’ll be a famous blogger, but thanks for the encouragement! I’m hoping to do a new post once Jolicloud decides to release a newer version of Joli OS. Not sure when that will be, but I hopes it soon!

  18. January 26, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Finding Joli OS rather slow on my HP dv4000 – yeah an old hunka crapola – eight years! – but only got 512mb RAM so no wonder. However I did a shift+ctrl+f10 as advised on their help pages and that seemed to speed things up a bit. The screen went blank but an alt-ctrl-delete brought up the restart and shut down options, so restarted and, yeah, it got better. Before that, I’d get to four tabs and the whole thing would lock up. I’d agree with comments that Joli OS is not really that good for “older” computers. If you’ve got 1bg RAM or more, stick with Windows.

    • AzBat360
      January 27, 2013 at 12:26 am

      Thanks for the comments. I never ran Joli OS on anything lower than 1gb. I don’t think I would recommend it myself. Personally I was much happier with 2gb on dual core Intel CPUs. Personally I will never run Windows on my personal machine. I’m a Joli OS user for life. :)

  19. January 31, 2013 at 6:11 am

    Many thanks for this review, help me undestand better Joli OS, one question “If the file is an image it automatically previews it in a pane on the right. There’s no ability to move, copy or delete files. You can open the file or open the folder it sits in. That’s it. If you open the folder the file sits in it will bring up that folder in Nautilus. While there you can do normal file manager operations.” . When i open the file just open I can not copy or delete, is no way to delete it ?

    • AzBat360
      January 31, 2013 at 7:06 am

      You’re welcome! You can delete it using Nautilus. Just use “Open in Folder” to bring up the file’s location in Nautilus. Let me know if that helps.

  20. February 22, 2013 at 8:33 am

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    • AzBat360
      February 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm

      :) You’re so kind. Glad you liked the review & thanks for the kind words. I don’t do free lance writing as never saw myself as a writer, but I’ve done some in a previous life. I might be interested, but the site & the subject matter would have to be something I’m really interested in. Hit me via email: tommymcclain at gmail dot com so we can see what you have in mind. Have a great day!

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