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Get a Chromebook-like platform on your Ubuntu desktop with Jolicloud

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Chromebooks are one of the hottest items at the moment. They take an incredibly simplistic approach to computing that also layers on the security of a Linux-based operating system to create an encapsulated environment that runs primarily within a web browser. You may think this is terribly limiting, but with today’s cloud-centric work environments, the likes of Chromebook and Jolicloud are actually very useful.

There is also another reason these types of platforms are solid choices -- especially for multi-user environments. Say you have your data stored locally on your drive and you don’t want to chance anyone gaining access to it. You can install Jolicloud, which will allow users to access their Jolicloud account -- and nothing more. Unless they have a local account, they will only be able to gain access to their own, cloud-based data. This means others can use your desktop (or laptop) without running the risk of data loss.

That’s where Jolicloud comes in.




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