XO-1.5 follow-on impression
mikus at bga.com
Fri Oct 16 17:27:37 EDT 2009
My experience with the XO-1.5 has been much better:
> 4) Both Browse and Firefox on Gnome don't load certain popular sites
> (see below).
I don't go to Gnome - I run both Browse and Firefox under Sugar.
Neither Browse nor Firefox had any trouble whatsoever with either of
those sites (Skype, Major League Baseball).
Browse behaved nicely - if I clicked on one of the panels in the
Baseball site, it opened a smaller window within the current one.
With Firefox, I had to figure out what was happening - it opened
another (full screen) Sugar window - so I had to go to the icon in
Frame to close that subwindow.
My explanation for the difference in behavior is *flash* -- I'm
using the latest plugin from Adobe -- and I suspect you are not.
[Firefox for me has video size adjustment problems - but that's
firefox interfacing with video support, not "browsing" per se.
Other browsers on XO-1.5 do not have the video size problem.]
> 3) The network still shows three copies of every access point.
I'm using os32. Have not used access points much (at home I have
wired rather than wireless), but every location I've been in,
Neighborhood View has shown me only one icon for every accessible
[But these days (os32), Frame is showing me two batteries -- and the
percentage of charge is different between the two !!]
> 2) Infoslicer always claimed it couldn't reach the network
Did not run Infoslicer when away from home - so haven't tried it.
> 1) ... someone hovered over the XO on
> the desktop to pull up the config menu. The menu would open, not
> display text, and the mouse and interface would stop working.
I've had similar hurdles with Home View. What I've always been able
to do is "brute force" - move the cursor, click, move the cursor,
click, etc. So far, Home View responsiveness has always come back.
[I've been using an external USB trackball with the XO-1.5.]
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