[Trac #1472] Need to know whose laptop this is

Mitch Bradley wmb at firmworks.com
Sun May 13 21:03:38 EDT 2007

At the Open Firmware level, the serial number is displayed in the 
initial startup banner.  That doesn't have all the desired attributes, 
but is a fallback check that is somewhat difficult to subvert.

The new plastic will have two-tone color-coded XO logos on the back, 
providing some amount of identification.

Finally, experience with initial deployments has shown that the children 
immediately personalize their laptops with stickers.

So this is likely to turn into a non-problem.

Zarro Boogs per Child wrote:
> #1472: Need to know whose laptop this is
> ----------------------+-----------------------------------------------------
>  Reporter:  kimquirk  |       Owner:  dcbw     
>      Type:  defect    |      Status:  new      
>  Priority:  high      |   Milestone:  Untriaged
> Component:  sugar     |     Version:           
>  Keywords:            |  
> ----------------------+-----------------------------------------------------
>  If you pick up an XO today you don't know who it belongs to. Perhaps in
>  the activity donut, when you hover over the XO in the middle it should
>  give you the name of this XO.
>  In the Use case where there are many XOs in the classroom, there needs to
>  be an easy way to figure out the owners.

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