[OT] Test run of 2009/05/25 image
mikus at bga.com
Tue Jun 9 09:37:06 EDT 2009
Disclaimer: This post contains Off-Topic meta discussion
>>> fedora-olpc, to be a sucess, needs a much slimmer UI than that
>>> of GNOME.
>> "Success" needs to be defined. Seems to me the OLPC was envisioned
>> mainly for a single-application environment. Except for being slow at
>> processing, I think it succeeds admirably.
> I'm not talking about the sugar interface, which is what you're talking
> Non-sugar interface is something I'm also interested.
The reason for my enthusiasm: I think the OLPC offers the bringing
of technological assistance to economically disadvantaged locations.
I think that people who focus on "slimming" the OLPC are missing the
point. What they end up with is a slow, small Linux system. But if
what they want is a small Linux system, today's 'netbooks' offer
more capability (and as netbooks continue to be produced by the
millions, I expect tomorrow's models to cost less than the OLPC).
For those who are interested in using the OLPC to bring conventional
applications to people who already have access to technology - why
not work with a netbook instead? For those who think the OLPC *is*
suited to the environments in which it is being deployed - let's
work on developing OLPC-scale applications to assist 'the things
people do' wherever such "computerization" could improve matters.
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