Call for Papers/Talks/Ideas! "Update.2 Mini-Conference"

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at
Fri Mar 21 20:58:23 EDT 2008

On 22.03.2008 00:30, John R.Hogerhuis wrote:
> I'd agree with Mitch. Performance, or for us, UI responsiveness, the most
> visible and painful issue being start up time of applications is paramount. My
> 4-year old, with no cushy performant computer experience, loses interest in the
> 10 seconds+ it takes to load activities. Even the calculator takes seconds to
> load. Actions taken in the photo/video recorder do not sync up with sounds and
> are not proximate enough in time to the UI action.

Given that there will be XO machines running Windows (I'm not claiming
it will come factory-installed) it will certainly provide for lots of
entertainment if Windows runs faster than the current Sugar+Linux

Sure, the official mission is “It's an education project, not a laptop
project” , but that also means once somebody has a child-friendly UI for
Windows with lots of education software working on the laptop, we will
have to answer both questions about usability and speed. For that, it
would be nice to know where/why most of the time is lost
(UI/language/security/...) and whether the losses are unavoidable by
design or just chances to improve performance which have not yet been
taken due to time constraints.


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