While the entire world is abuzz about Google’s attempt to rule the operating system market with its cloud-based linux distro, the Google Chrome OS, we all seem to have forgotten that there was another cloud-based operating system that arrived much earlier.
I’m talking about Jolicloud here, you guys.
It looks like Jolicloud isn’t going to be put down by Google Chrome OS that easily, because they just released a video that showcases the amazing boot-up speed of Jolicloud. On their official Twitter account, the Jolicloud team put up a link to a video that shows the Jolicloud booting up on a Asus Eee PC 901 (not exactly the fastest Eee PC out there). And you get to boot up Jolicloud in 13 seconds.
The video and more after the break:
Okay, I know that Chrome OS is actually gunning for a three to four second boot time, but think about it: Chrome OS does not contain any local apps. It’s just literally a browser running as an operating system. Jolicloud, on the other hand, has quite a few local apps running along with it, and unlike Google Chrome OS, it’s made to run on a much broader range of hardware.
Remember, Jolicloud is made to run on various display adapters, chipsets, and wireless NICs. That’s going to load up Jolicloud with drivers and slow it down. The fact that Jolicloud can boot up in 13 seconds is nothing short of astounding. Remember, the default Xandros for the Eee PC takes 30 seconds to boot up.
Looks like Google Chrome OS is up against some serious competition here.