Jolicloud is a Linux-based operating system for netbooks. It is built upon Ubuntu and the earlier versions had a user interface which is quite similar to Ubuntu Netbook Remix.
However, with Jolicloud 1.0, which has been launched just a few days back, things have changed. Instead of the old interface, Jolicloud 1.0 now has a HTML5 based interface. In Jolicloud can use native Linux applications or web applications. However, with the HTML5 UI, they are blurring the difference between the two. Moreover, the new UI have simplified installing applications a lot.
Another very interesting feature with Joilcloud is that, with its strong focus on the cloud, it is ultra-portable. All your machines with Jolicloud will be synchronized. If you install an application in one machine, you do not have to do it again in the other; its syncing functionalities take care of it. Even if you are in a computer which is not running Jolicloud, you can still manage it from a browser which supports HTML5.
There is also a new App Center with over 700 free apps. If you like an app, you can share it through the Social Stream, another new addition to Jolicloud 1.0.
The guys at NetbookNews have already got their hand it. Check out their video:
[via Jolicloud Blog]