Jolicloud is more than a netbook optimized operating system. Jolicloud, will reinvent the netbook concept as we know it. Jolicloud, will rock your netbook world, period. Everything i know about Tariq Krim, his team and Jolicloud is solely based on blog posts and my wild, sick imagination. Now you know, no inside information or any kind of corporate leaks with blurry pictures.
Jolicloud, as the name implies, connects to the cloud. Complementing your hard drive’s or SSD capacity, the operating system will possibly use cloud storage for applications and backup purposes. The official Jolicloud screenshot reveals local and online storage available, 12GB and 10GB respectively. With WiFi and 3G in the mix, Jolicloud will offer an always connected lightweight on-the-go companion while your applications, photos, videos and documents will leave somewhere between the local storage and the cloud.
According to TechCrunch, Jolicloud will be using individual Prism applications or in Mozilla words “users split web applications out of their browser and run them directly on their desktop”. Bridging the web with the desktop on a media rich but cheap hardware has never been too obvious. Third parties will get the chance to create their own Apps so the WordPresses, Diggs, Amazons, Flickrs, Twitters, Facebooks of the web will get their own icon installed on the application grid.
Jolicloud it’s built on top of Linux, made to boot faster, optimized for surfing and cloud computing with an interesting iPhone like interface and some cool stuff integrated. Feels like the right time for having a cheap, always connected a la Foleo open source based companion. I just hope Jolicloud will make it to the wild pretty damn soon.