The French cloud operating system company Jolicloud has rolled out a new version of the OS that can be used to revive very old PCs.
Jolicloud 1.1.1, announced in a blog post on Tuesday, is the first version of the OS to support Nvidia graphics cards that are more than a decade old, such as the RIVA TNT/TNT2, Vanta, Aladdin and early Quadro and GeForce cards. According to the post, the new version also features "enhanced support" for early GeForce2/3/4 and Quadro2/4 generations, as well as relatively recent Nvidia cards such as the GeForce FX and Quadro FX models.
"This means that if you have an old computer lying around it is even more likely now that Jolicloud OS will run on it flawlessly," the post states, warning that any PC will need a minimum of 384MB of RAM to run Jolicloud, with 512MB of RAM required "for better comfort".
Jolicloud is an Ubuntu Netbook Remix-based Linux distribution with a front-end written entirely in HTML 5. It is notable for presenting Linux, cloud and Windows apps in the same way, running cloud apps in single-instance, chromeless browser windows, and Windows apps through Wine.