DebXO 0.4 stable enough to travel with
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Sun Jan 4 10:34:19 EST 2009
On Sun, Jan 4, 2009 at 9:00 AM, John Gilmore <gnu at toad.com> wrote:
> I perhaps foolishly brought an XO running debXO-0.4 as my sole laptop
> during a multiweek European trip. Midway thru that trip, I am pleased
> to report that it is stable enough for reasonable use, at least in my
> application (ssh, web, and random downloads of pdf's, mp3's, ogg
> videos, etc). See http://wiki.laptop.org/go/DebXO .
I run something similar on my XO when I'm using it. For developing, I have
stock 8.2.0 on a SD partition. My setup is F9 based and using the Awesome
window manager. It's certainly nice to be able to 'yum install xyz' and
have it just work. I can certainly relate to feeling like my XO has become
a 'real' laptop.
Sugar has a ways to go before it's effective as a normal user's desktop. I
found the Gnome NM applet vs 'bobbing for access points' analogy
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