Paris-based , which makes its own cloud-focused operating system based on Linux, has confirmed that it plans to release a netbook computer of its own this month in the U.K. using that open source operating system, according to a on TechCrunch. Dubbed the "Jolibook", the forthcoming netbook will run version 1.1 of the Jolicloud OS, which is based on Ubuntu.
The device will come preloaded with Facebook, Spotify, VLC, Skype and--interestingly--Chromium. Based on a dual-core Atom N550 processor, it will also sport a 250GB hard drive, a "gorgeous" screen and an "affordable" (though as yet unspecified) price, according to reports.
Other notable details to emerge so far include the fact that the device is HTML5-based, will include a VGA port and multiple USB ports, and that it will be able to play 720p video, according to TechCrunch. There's no mention of the Jolibook on Jolicloud's site yet, but of the new machine are available on Flickr.
Though the current release of Jolicloud is version 1.0, the forthcoming 1.1 upgrade will resynchronize the software's back-end operating system with 10.04, or Lucid Lynx, which is the most current Long-Term Support (LTS) version of Canonical's Linux distribution.