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Joli OS is a primarily cloud based OS, built on Ubuntu and Chromium. It revolves around web based applications, but has suppport native programs as well. It is geared towards extreme user-friendliness so that any computer user can install it with just one click. Besides the standard ISO image, the distribution is also provided as a Windows executable file which can resize an existing Windows partition and install Joli OS as an alternative operating system.
Web Based Interface
Joli OS runs entirely from Jolicloud, and icons are added to enable viewing native apps. Because Joli needs very little software, and comes with almost nothing but a browser, it is lightweight and suitable for old computers. Another feature is that the desktop, with everything except the native apps, can be accessed across any platform from any browser.
Joli OS vs Chromium OS
Chromium/Chrome OS are also web based OS's, however, they are unable to run native apps beyond Chrome/Chromium. Therefore, Joli is far more powerful and has more advanced options. This makes it attractive for people who can't live in the only web based experience but would like to have a more cloud oriented OS. Despite this, Chromium has a faster boot, larger selection of web based apps and a more traditional looking desktop.