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Sat Jan 7 18:48:16 EST 2012
On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 6:40 PM, Alan Eliasen <eliasen at mindspring.com> wrote:
> Does anyone have any comments about the XO-3 announcement here?
I'll leave it to OLPC to reply, but someone might want to point out to
glenn that there are more things to do with a computer than surf the
web and point out to Anon that 2+ million laptops in the hands of kids
is a bit more than "feel-good" "guilt-washing"...
And yes, it really can be powered by a crank.
Sugar is looking pretty sweet on the XO-3.0 too.
> I'd think that the smart people who are actually doing all the work
> here might have talked about it more!
> I'm also curious about the power claims. What is its power
> consumption and charging requirements? Has it actually been
> demonstrated to be chargeable by "solar panels, hand cranks and other
> alternative power sources?" Especially ones not requiring systems which
> cost many times more than the price of the laptop, nor require someone
> with the green skin color of the XO to crank.
> What is the projected operating system and desktop manager? What
> sort of educational software has been developed? How much memory? What
> kind of hard drive? What power consumption? Firmware?
> Alan Eliasen
> eliasen at mindspring.com
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