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Jolicloud Update Brings Life To Old PCs

David Gilbert


Jolicloud Update Brings Life To Old PCs

With the home PC market currently about 35 years old, it is safe to say that most people are on their second, third or tenth PC or laptop. This means there are a large amount of older machines lying idle in garages around the world – and cloud-based OS Jolicloud is looking to bring them back to life.

Jolicloud has announced the release of the 1.1.1 update which claims to support computers that are ten years old and more. A blog posting from the creators of the OS says that many people are “dusting off old computers from their garages, turning them into cool Jolicloud computers, and using them as Internet browsing machines, family Skype boxes or donating them to schools.”

In an attempt to make the OS even more compatible with older systems, the OS 1.1.1 update looks to solve installation issues on legacy computers using older Nvidia graphic cards. It says that should you have an old Dell computer lying around which wouldn’t work with OS 1.1 this update should solve those issues. The update adds support for Nvidia graphics cards 10+ years old including RIVA TNT/TNT2, Vanta, Aladdin and early Quadro and GeForce cards. It also has added enhanced support for Nvidia graphics cards 5+ years old including early GeForce2/3/4, and Quadro2/4 generations as well the 3+ years old GeForce FX and Quadro FX.

You can now download the update from the website now but you will need at least 384MB of RAM but preferably 512MB for the OS to run correctly.

Source: Jolicloud

Hamish Campbell

February 24, 2011, 4:35 pm

Yeah the ram requirement screwed me and my old thinkpad t20, I think mine has 128 or 256 (can't remember) but anyway Jolicloud ran like a dog on it.


February 24, 2011, 6:55 pm

Or you could always get an old copy of Windows 98 or XP for a 10 year old computer....


February 24, 2011, 11:36 pm

Hmmm, runs like a dog on 512meg too. Tried it on old PC that Windows 7 runs fine on (once it has fully loaded) and it was pathetic in comparison. Just keep on being impressed with windows 7, and if this jolicloud is the "future" it has a long way to go yet... For now bringing life to old pc's is install windows 7 for me.... Jeez, singing the praises of a microsoft product, what has happened to me...? :P


February 25, 2011, 1:57 am

XP would run a whole lot better too, especially if you disable a lot of the unnecessary services. If you could do similar with this OS I'd try it on my old Thinkpad X22 that I have lying around somewhere.

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