March 5, 2010 at 11:00 am
Jolicloud has announced that its final ‘Robby’ build will be released to the public by the end of the month. It has also announced that it will be automatically switching its web application platform to Google Chrome from Mozilla Prism that it has been using currently.
The move is said to bring a faster browsing experience, more efficient use of memory, better performance on ARM smartbooks/tablets, HTML5 as well as Chrome extensions support. Despite the switch, Firefox will still be the default browser used. It claims that Firefox on Jolicloud is 10 percent faster than on other Linux distributions due to optimisations carried out.
Jolicloud is also introducing a desktop mode, suitable for netbooks larger than 11-inches or nettops. For the first time, Jolicloud also has 100 percent compatibility of all Intel-powered netbooks.