|JoliCloud installation aka Ubiquity|
|The actual installation; in Ubuntu you'd be seeing their slideshow right about now.|
|JoliCloud login screen|
|The second login. Screen capped with LiveCD.|
If you have any experience with iOS or Android devices, then the two rows of app icons with dots near the bottom representing your virtual workspaces shouldn't be too much of a challenge. You'll need to explore a little to find your way around but it shouldn't take too long to get productive unless you're a technophobe.
The desktop looks clean and simple. Personally, I'd prefer not to have icons all over the place but that'd just a my preference. I think first timers will like the fact that popular web services are available right from the start.
Installing apps is just a matter of adding them to your JoliCloud account. Simply click the big green plus button. Click the add button from the list of apps and they'll be synced to your account. Shortcuts will be made on your desktop to access them, and additional virtual desktops will be made to accomodate them if there's not enough space. Maybe they could make it three rows of apps instead of just two?
Since this is running off the cloud, it's not so snappy. The desktop feels rather sluggish with 512MB RAM assigned to the VM where Ubuntu works just fine.
The good thing is, of course, the fact that JoliCloud is always up-to-date. Install once and that's it. No version upgrades needed every half a year or so to get the latest software. Once it's available, you'll have it immediately.
|GNOME Control Center?|
|Where's everything outside /home?|