[Novalug] Re: OLPC XO
Paul W. Frields
stickster at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 23:57:21 EST 2007
On Sat, 2007-12-29 at 23:30 -0500, Kevin Cole wrote:
> My wife ordered one early. Unfortunately there was an addressing
> error: It was signed for on the 17th, but she kept checking and was
> told it had not arrived yet. Finally, she was able to get a copy of
> the signature, and identified the culprit. It "arrived" yesterday and
> has been entertaining us and folks that we've shown it to. The really
> unfortunate thing is we had a visitor from out of the country who
> wanted to see it. We finally learned that it had been sitting around
> for 10 days about an hour after our visitor was on a flight out.
> In the meantime, I'd been using the XO sugar-emulator under Ubuntu,
> (which I think of as the None-hundred Dollar Laptop). It seems to
> work fairly well. See:
> Running Sugar on Ubuntu Gutsy
Right, I've been using Sugar for some time in QEMU on Fedora 7 and 8,
since about build 575? 580? Something like that. Pre-ship.1 at least.
Great way to experience the interface, and it *does* generally run quite
a bit faster on your average laptop or desktop as a bonus.
I'm hoping more people respond to this thread because I'm trying to get
an idea how many area XOs there are in the Linux community. I truly
hope that's a fraction of the real XO population around NoVA, and that
some have been bought by non-Linux people just because it's cool or
because they dig the idea of giving technology to children in developing
I ordered one the first day, and it showed up on the 20th, in plenty of
time for me to give it to my daughter for Christmas. She and her XO
immediately became inseparable, much to my delight.
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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Fedora Project: http://pfrields.fedorapeople.org/
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