Jolicloud On Collision Course With Chrome OS
As many of you read on Techcrunch today; Jolicloud has dropped a massive bombshell. It seems like the tiny French company has finally confirmed that recent rumours regarding a possible ‘Jolibook’ have been true all along. Is it me or does everyone see that Jolicloud is headed for a nasty collision with Google Chrome OS?
Well…let me explain myself.
Today’s announcement was a ‘bombshell’ because Jolicloud is joining a select group of operating systems that have dedicated hardware. It has long been the preserve for gigantic companies like Apple and Windows to release OS’s that only work on specific hardware. Other operating systems have always been second class citizens; merely molding themselves around standards that the big boys defined.
It’s mind boggling that a company that employs less that 50 employees and has no experience in hardware is planning on releasing a netbook in a bid to revolutionize an already stagnating netbook market. I mean…what percentage market share does Jolicloud have in the OS market anyway? It’s barely more that a single percentage point; that’s the answer!
A collision with Chrome OS
We all know that Jolicloud will be a competng with Chrome OS when it is released some time before the end of this year. A company with less than $10 million dollars capitalization aims to take on the likes of multi-billion dollar Google. Google has battled Apple well with its Android OS and has arguably won. So what tricks does Jolicloud have in its war-chest to counter the viral release of Google’s first cloud operating system?
The Jolicloud CEO was (today) caught on tape brandishing a tatty box, comparing his (most probably) sub $300 plastic JoliBook to the new generation of MacBook Air. I mean, how does that even make sense? So Jolicloud will take on the ‘unibody’ Mac Book Air with it’s plastic ‘JoliBooks’? And moreso, will the Jolibook take on the upcoming Speedbooks from Google? The answer is no…it will fail!
Why would I want Jolicloud??
Afterall, if I had a choice between an operating system designed by Google and an OS like Jolicloud…well; it’s a no-brainer. Jolicloud is heading for a nasty collision with Chrome OS…and it’s not gonna be a pretty scene.
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