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Chrome OS competitor Jolicloud announces pre-beta release

Watch out Chrome OS, Jolicloud means business. The cloud-based netbook operating system is feeling the heat and stepping it up, announcing their pre-beta release late last week.

So, why is Jolicloud worth a look? Compatibility with "almost every netbook" is a good first step. In addition, the developers are touting a really fresh and updated UI and an entirely cloud-based structure. The pre-beta release adds some cool functionality including a much easier installation process.

Originally only available for install via a USB stick or .ISO image, Jolicloud's developers are planning to release "Jolicloud Express", a way to partition your drive and install the OS right on top of your Windows installation. This makes removing it nice and easy and simplifies some issues people have been having with the installation.

The developers are really excited about the release and will be pushing out more invitations soon. When asked why they're building it, they had one thing to say:

The convergence of the cloud, mobile connectivity and affordable netbooks is powering a computer revolution that everyone can be part of. Together let's build Jolicloud and make it one of the driving forces in this revolution.

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