Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Coming Soon: Jolicoud, the Netbook-Specific OS
Some folks would argue that trying to use any of today's existing operating systems on a netbook or nettop PC is like trying to stick a Porsche engine into a Volkswagon Beetle. It can be done, but it's not really the best use of the engine or the car. These days, netbooks and nettops tend to come with either Windows XP or Linux installed on them. Low-powered systems might struggle with Windows; and even those units that have the necessary horsepower, typically can't utilize the full functionality of the OS and chew up precious hard drive space with the bloated OS. Linux installs can be streamlined to take up less hard drive space, but Linux is not the most user-friendly OS available--and the OS and its apps tend to intimidate less than tech-savvy users...