Jolicloud Alternative to Google Chrome OS
The first version of the netbook made an entry into the markets as early as 1998 with Apple’s eMate 300. The next generation netbooks used to ship with Windows XP pre-installed. This seriously impeded the performance of the netbook as they were not intended to run such heavy operating systems in the first place. Over time netbook manufacturers focused on delivering optimised web browsing and wireless Internet connectivity while still ensuring the processes that run on it are lightweight. Many versions of Linux operating systems emerged with the netbooks to cater to this purpose of basic, yet efficient, functionality. Moblin, Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Linux4One, Crunchee all quickly gained momentum as boot time, speed and ease of operation became the deciding factors for netbook operating systems. Eventually the cloud bug bit the netbook family as well and along came Google.