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Old 12-31-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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Just checking to see if anyone is using the Jolicloud operating system on their netbook? I installed it a few weeks ago and am quite impressed by it. Super stable, quick, and lots of apps. If you've never heard of it check it out:

http://www.jolicloud.com/

There is a dual boot option, and it's meant basically for netbooks.
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Interesting. My Lenovo S10 works okay under XP, but it definitely slows down with 8+ browser tabs open, or any kind of Flash video. Going to check out the dual boot.
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It takes a little bit to get used to, but for the most part is really intuitive. It's got some cool apps like Pigeon, which brings all your instant messaging accounts into one. My laptop is borderline netbook - 12" screen, AMD Athlon NEO processor, ATI X1300 vid card. It came with Windows Vista and I got a free upgrade to windows 7. Jolicloud runs so much faster, and I haven't had any system crashes.

Using it right now btw and I have 5 programs running.
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Any improvement in battery life? The stock 3 cell battery on the S10 sucks...honestly, less than 2 hours of actual use time even in the "low power" setting. And the 6 cell battery is too big for me.

I signed up for the Google CR48 beta program, but I haven't gotten one so far.

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Did you do the Windows dual boot, or did you do a clean install? I'm going to try the dual boot first.
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Any improvement in battery life? The stock 3 cell battery on the S10 sucks...honestly, less than 2 hours of actual use time even in the "low power" setting. And the 6 cell battery is too big for me.

I signed up for the Google CR48 beta program, but I haven't gotten one so far.

EDIT:

Did you do the Windows dual boot, or did you do a clean install? I'm going to try the dual boot first.
I haven't had a chance to test the battery life, but I suspect it would be better since there aren't a million processes running. I did the dual boot and it worked great.
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I ran jolicloud 1.1 for a couple weeks on my eee 701, and it was junk. It's just another bloated linux distro that isn't easily customizable. The only time I used the massive toolbar at the top was to navigate to my drives. It updates regardless of me not wanting the update. It boots to internet in 40 seconds, slower than when I ran windows 7, a bigger os. It uses a lot of processing power and battery life, compared to lighter oses with same functions. It has a lot of bells and whistles, but for my purposes, I don't want to hear the whistles go woo. Here's a review someone did which fits the bill:

http://muedemaus.blogspot.com/2010/1...icloud-11.html

HOWever, it is an extremely simple easy to use/understand GUI much like its grandaddy xandros, so everybody and my dog can use it without ever touching the command line. Keep in mind there are several other (and imo better) distros out there, but as long as you're comfortable with what you have that's what matters. Lately I've been using tinycore linux GUI, which is 13mb installed lol. Here are some other good netbook oses, unetbootin and a usb drive allows you to try them out easily:

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=729
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Maybe you computer savy dudes can answer this for me.

I got a POS Eee PC and in the bios I can choose to run either window 7 or vista (is this what you are reffering to as dual boot?)
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yes.
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awesome, now I can finally start to reseach how to get rid of that ****! thanks for the answer to my question...
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Wait- what? I've never seen any x86 machine that handled dual-booting in the BIOS (unless you count selecting one bootable device vs. another, but that requires multiple physical drives, not just multiple partitions.)

Typically, dual-boot selection is done by a bootloader program that executes just after POST.
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I just know when i turn my laptop on a black screen shows up with white letters and i can choose if i want to run 7 or vista.....
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Oh, when you said it was "in the bios" I thought you meant it was in the bios.

That just sounds like the bootloader, which is the piece of software that runs after POST, and loads the operating system. In the case of windows, it's installed as part of the OS. Used to be called NTLDR, now it's BOOTMGR.
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my bad, I just assumed it was called the Bios.

I need to wipe this sucker clean and put a real copy of 7 on it. IDK how though cause it doesnt have a diskdrive.....I might as well just go buy another small laptop.
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my bad, I just assumed it was called the Bios.

I need to wipe this sucker clean and put a real copy of 7 on it. IDK how though cause it doesnt have a diskdrive.....I might as well just go buy another small laptop.
You can install 7 with a usb flash drive too. Its an option when you purchase and download it online.
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You can install 7 with a usb flash drive too. Its an option when you purchase and download it online.
I did not know this!

now is virtually everywhre gonna be the same price for the program or is there some secret place you computer nuts know where I can get a good deal on it...
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Can you run Megatune on this? Or any other Windows software for that matter?
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Can you run Megatune on this? Or any other Windows software for that matter?
From a fresh install no, but I think there are apps you can install that let you run windows programs.
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From a fresh install no, but I think there are apps you can install that let you run windows programs.
Seems to be way to hipster for my taste.

It just seems like its for the very simple folk who use a smartphone more often than a computer... just for social networking.

...And I dont trust anything that the internet runs.
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This sort of thing (esp ChromeOS) seems to be targeted largely to corporate types whose ERP systems and other common apps live "in the cloud", but yes, it does make the fundamental assumption that you don't really want to install and run applications locally on your PC in the traditional manner.

Does anybody else think that this sort of thing represents, in general, a large step backwards into a more 1960s philosophy? Wasn't the whole point of the PC revolution of the late 70s and early 80s to free us from the client-server architechture?
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Does anybody else think that this sort of thing represents, in general, a large step backwards into a more 1960s philosophy? Wasn't the whole point of the PC revolution of the late 70s and early 80s to free us from the client-server architechture?
I think its a concept that can stand to be revisited, now that wifi and 3g/4g internet is just about everywhere.

a note to Devs everywhere: we have enough linux distro's now. we have forks of forks of forks! focus your efforts on making something existing better.

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