Monday, 2 May 2011
I mentioned Dropbox in yesterdays post, but lets go into a little more detail about the service for todays Best Pick, Dropbox is an online storage system allowing you to upload important data to keep 'in the cloud'. A new free account at Dropbox will give a user 2GB of free storage space to upload anything they like. You can actually increase your space up to 8GB by referring friends. There's an easy way to build your account up to this level without really having to refer friends, and I'll explain this shortly.
In order to use the Dropbox service, you will need to download an application, there are versions for all major operating systems and also most modern mobile devices. Dropboxes can be synced and shared across multiple devices allowing you to get your data wherever you are.
Sunday, 1 May 2011
Joli OS was at the beginning built on top of Ubuntu Netbook Edition, and as with that Linux distribution, was tweaked for netbooks and other computers with limited disk storage,memory, and screen size. Joli OS is now built on top of Ubuntu with a customized kernel.
Joli OS was designed for easy installation, with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 3G modem support all included. The operating system supports all the major netbooks, including models from Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, MSI, Samsung and Sony. Jolicloud claims the OS supports 98% of netbooks with out-of-the-box compatibility but also works on a very large number of other devices, up to 10 years old: laptops, desktops and even tablets.