Tariq Krim’s latest startup Jolicloud, maker of the internet operating system for netbooks, has completed its first round of funding with Atomico Ventures and Mangrove Capital Partners. Niklas Zennström, the co-founder of Skype, and serial entrepreneur Gilles Samoun will be joining the board. Former COO of Skype, Michael Jackson, will also join as an advisor. The investment will allow Jolicloud to accelerate development and expand its global network of partners.

The French startup is developing a Linux-based operating system to provide free and easy access to a new generation of web applications on the most affordable computers, accelerating the widespread adoption of cloud computing.

Jolicloud is in private alpha and will be released as a public beta later this year. I have been using it and I love it!

Disclosure: Tariq, Niklas, Janus, Michael are all friends.

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Fredrik Wengelin on July 12, 2009  · 

Looks really great – just hope the Ubuntu Gmail problem can be fixed real fast, as it would otherwise seriously compromise the appeal

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Fredrik Wengelin on July 13, 2009  · 

Sorry, but the problem seems to be with my local area network, as I can get to my Gmail w/o problems at a different location – my excuses!
Still do not understand why Firefox would work differently with Gmail (&G Docs) from my various Ubuntu installs than from Win7 or Vistaon the same LAN…

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George on July 13, 2009  · 

He will face tough competition, especially with Google’s announcement of their OS aiming also at the netbooks and cloud operation.

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strengthofmind on July 25, 2009  · 

jolicloud robby alpha2b live
Rapidshare 200MB links


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