[sugar] The XO laptop gets a Windows makeover

Martin Edmund Sevior martines at unimelb.edu.au
Sun Oct 26 19:23:52 EDT 2008

Hi Albert,
         I think you're totally wrong with respect to windows and collaboration. It has *NOTHING* like sugars collaborative capabilities. What program allows allows two children to start jointly writing a document with two clicks on a mouse?



-----Original Message-----
From: sugar-bounces at lists.laptop.org on behalf of Albert Cahalan
Sent: Mon 10/27/2008 10:09 AM

Sugar isn't helped when people shout down any criticism.
Living in denial about the competition just leads to failure.
I'm far from a fan of Windows, but it gets many things right.

If you think booting both into Sugar would have helped Sugar,
then you obviously haven't seen the collaboration capabilities
of Windows. Booting both into Windows would allow file sharing.
Compared to what Sugar does, file sharing is very reliable.
It works with **all** programs, without any developer effort.
It's compatible between different software versions, different
types of software, and even different OSes. It even eliminates
the need to maintain a continuous network connection, which is
great for kids without wired networks or reliable electricity.
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