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Old 03-30-2011, 07:30 PM
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Default Google Docs Now Within the Jolicloud

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/30/google-docs-now-on-jolicloud-desktop-joli-os/' target='_blank'>http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/30/...esktop-joli-os/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"It already has one of the cutest names in cloud computing, and now it has Google Docs, too. Following up on its integration of Dropbox, Jolicloud just added support for the online office suite, which means you can access and edit all of your important missives and memos via the Jolicloud Desktop or Joli OS."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/at/auto/1301508660.usr17748.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>It seems that these mini-OSes (or probably better described as "companion environments?") are adding more and more features. With the addition of Dropbox and Google Docs, Jolicloud is becoming pretty full-featured. Do you think that these environments are robust enough that you may be able to eliminate "legacy" applications?</p>
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:48 PM
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I'm a big booster of JoliOS. It's really impressive how well it's put together. It has its shortcomings (namely, it doesn't handle being offline very well) but other than that it really is awesome.

I think most people can probably live with one of these OSes without a problem. I got in the habit of using Google Docs and Calendar more and ended up liking it because I didn't have to worry about the actual files moving place to place (obviously, any computer can do this and dropbox does move files easily).

When you consider a full-featured Jolibook is $289, it's pretty compelling for most peoples' basic computer needs, web browsing, and e-mail. Power users won't like it, but that's not the target demo anyway.
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