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Ubuntu One, Cloud Space and not so Cloud Friendly Linux distributions

I have a book for you on Cloud Computing at Amazon and Kindle for this Christmas.
It has a lot of tit bits for you.
In my writing I have not been fair to most of the Linux distributions, since all of them except Ubuntu has teething problems with Cloud readiness.
Even Puppy did not have a component and just recently SLACKO (First Slackware Puppy derivative from Wolfe Base) they getting into Cloud Computing.
I have already stated elsewhere what cloud utilities one can use.
Here is to thrash rather give a kick on the butt to all the guys who are sleeping and not come to term with Cloud Computing.
One has to wake up from slumber and at least go with Ubuntu One for the time being and provide this Linux Service to all Linux distributions.
Mind you Ubuntu was providing this service from 2009.

There is CloudUSB and JoliCloud and EyeOS and nothing else.

There was enough time for others to follow suit

It is not the job of Ubuntu because Ubuntu is doing a massive face lift operation with all plastic surgeons fully occupied with Unity.
Instead of criticizing Ubuntu One should pull up the socks and ask politely and get the code and work the required Tool-kits into the Library  each and every distribution.
Like what we did with UnetBootIn we should boot-strap cloud utility actually at the boot time and not after the installation.
PCLinus is not Cloud Ready.
This is what everybody should work on together before recessing to Christmas Holidays.
Year 2012 won’t be the End of the World but it is the year of Cloud Computing in full gear.
Don’t grumble that Ubuntu is in the lead again come December, 2012.
Lot of catch to do by one year. that is not god for the newbies trying Linux.

Choice of Cloud Utilities.

This is an email I have sent to my friends.
I have already sent you an invitation for you to join a cloud (open source) utility called EyeOS.
It is cute and it can be organized around your email.
I like it because of its simplicity.
I am into cloud computing and have tried three already with varying degree of complexity.
1. Dropbox is a commercial variant but its contract is bit dicey.
2. Ubuntu One is a good one with 5 GiB storage.
3. CloudSUB is elegant
4. JoliCloud is elaborate and from there only I found EyeOS.
5. EyeOS (this is a cloud desktop and a very thin client).
Is also a Web OS. I have a live CD called EyeNux which can be booted from a the Live CD with access to files in the hard disk for uploading.
Pick your choice.
In time to come all of us have to give up desktop and use cloud desktop and it is the way we have to shape. this will prevent one get hooked to Google’s tablets which is getting too commercial even though i supported its from the very beginning.
It keeps its android as proprietary (open Source though) making people to get fixed, somewhat similar to Microsoft.

JoliCloud and EyeOS

If you want to join the cloud with your existing paraphernalia that goes with your email identity, JoliCloud is for you.
I have already briefed you here how to make a USB stick but you do not need that even if your browser is cloud ready like Google Chrome.
Just type Jolicloud in Google and register with a name and your email.
Once you are with the Jolicloud and integrating your favorite utilities there is something one should not miss.
That is Eye OS.
This is a tiny Web OS that is sponsored by free software sourceforge foundation.
It is the cutest Linux package one can have.
You can integrate all your blog site with Jolicloud and you need not carry even a pendrive if you have a thin client access but Google Chrome is essential and I believe a tablet with android or Kindle will get you connected.
Whole world is going to change with cloud computing whether you like it or not.
One can synchronize with Dropbox but there is no Ubuntu One at the moment.
I hope Ubuntu One will fix this problem soon.

Installing JoliCloud in Linux (Flashdrive)

JoliCloud 1.2 is another cloud based Linux distribution.
I downloaded it and booted up and I am confused what they are going to achieve with it. 
Could not even exit from the live Cd and had to do not honourable Ctrl+Alt+Del procedure which I hate to do with my laptop (thank god I tested it with my old IBM, annoyed as I was switched off the power button).
Then I went to their web site which has elaborate tutorial thinking most users are still at kindergarten level and downloaded the Linux utility and tried it on my PCLinux and I could not mount the script to boot the USB stick.
The I forgot about it and today early in the morning (on leave) after long nap wanted to do something exciting copied an image of JoliCloud to a CD and then mounted Ping Eee and tried UnetBootIn with the image CD on the CD Rom.
No more hassle I got a Live JoliCloud in a USB stick which booted up and telling me what to do and not what I wanted to do.
Annoyed again I am posting this.
I am not sure what JoliCloud (it was not Jolly for ME) is going to achieve.
If prefer CloudUSB instead.
But knowing myself even I am critical of any Linux distribution (always constructive) I will carry both sticks with me when i am out an enjoying myself.
Which I am now.
Guys and girls please do not spoon feed your user base especially Linux guys and please check whether your sh-script work on all Linux distributions before giving elaborate instruction to newbies.
Please tell them what i did with UnetBootIn or better incorporate it in your next version.
I am watching your progress from the ‘Cloudy Sky” like an eagle.