posted by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 17th Aug 2009 20:37 UTC
A fellow at CNET did a review of a beta version of another Linux distribution built specifically for netbooks. "One of those [alternative netbook operating systems], called Jolicloud, is launching in beta in the next few months. Created by Tariq Krim, who founded and later left widget-based start page Netvibes, the alternate OS has been designed for Web workers, or people who do most of their work (or play) on Web applications and services. I've been giving it a thorough run-though over the past few days and have come away impressed at what it's trying to do. Some bits and pieces are definitely still beta, but the underlying approach of making Web sites and software applications feel the same, as well as introducing users to new ones to use is really innovative."