Joli OS 1.2, formerly known as Jolicloud, has been released. The Ubuntu-based operating system geared towards web applications and services has not only changed its name, but is now part of the broader cloud ecosystem that is Jolicloud.
Joli OS 1.2 comes with several new features, high on the list is the new Dropbox integration the first of several cloud storage services to be included in Joli OS and Jolicloud.
Jolicloud recently got renamed Joli OS to differentiate it from the string of web apps for Chrome, other browsers and even mobile devices that will bare the name and enable users to access their Jolicloud dashboard as well as any cloud app they may have.
"Following up on our previous blog posts on the new direction for Jolicloud and the Joli OS 1.2 feature list, we’d like to share with you some of the features that are available in the new Jolicloud desktop and Joli OS 1.2. Both of which are now available," Jolicloud announced
The latest version gets a tweaked dashboard and a more polished design, though no major changes. There are also new wallpapers to choose from.
There is also the possibility of creating your own web apps, basically just shortcuts to websites you like, with a new app creation wizard.
If you use Dropbox, you can now integrate the account with Joli OS. After you link Dropbox, your files will be available via the custom dashboard from the Files tab.
What's more, the file browser has been integrated with the dashboard, you can access local files, network shares, removable drives and cloud share services like Dropbox.
Of course, with the new releases, packages have been updates as well. Joli OS 1.2 comes with Chromium 10 and Flash 10.2 among others. Joli OS 1.2
is available for download here