Jolicloud 1.1 OS is now available for download. The update from 1.0 to 1.1 sounds simple one but the update has more to offer.The OS started off as a “netbook” OS, but with this release, Jolicloud has been optimized for desktops and other computers as well — although there’s still code designed to make the operating system pretty zippy on an Intel Atom-based netbook.
The OS now has focused on “recycling old computers”. The Jolicloud interface is based on HTML5 and provides the best possible user interface with an efficient operating system. For this you don’t require a powerful machine but can install Jolicloud on your old computer and enjoy the benefits. The team says “you should not be forced to buy an expensive device to benefit of these technologies. With Jolicloud, you just need to recycle any computer”.
Other major updates in the new OS include faster boot, improvements in battery life, HD video and flash. The launcher has been updated with few changes.
Anyway, some of the other changes that you can expect to find in Jolicloud 1.1 and the new launcher include;
* Dashboard customization with beautiful background images
* Simplified access to the computer settings
* Ability to add any local app to your dashboard from a Jolicloud device
* Faster sign up and login using Facebook Connect
* Improved user interface design
You can download Jolicloud 1.1 from jolicloud.com/download. The download is available direct or via. BitTorrent. For Jolicloud 1.0 users, the update is still not available and the team has said that it will be released in few days.