[OLPC India] Meerut experiment and some queries
jv at auroville.org.in
Fri Aug 8 00:57:06 EDT 2008
Thank you for sharing this , Shirish.
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From: "shirish" <shirishag75 at gmail.com>
To: <arjun at laptop.org>
Cc: "olpc" <india at lists.laptop.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [OLPC India] Meerut experiment and some queries
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> On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 11:34 PM, Arjun Sarwal <arjun at laptop.org> wrote:
>> Hi Shirish
> Hi Arjun,
> Thanx for getting back so quickly.
>> It has a 1GB Nand Flash. There is no hdd to avoid having moving parts
>> inside (to keep it robust)
> right, and while there are reportedly issues with flash over extended
> period of time so dunno. (Please see slashdot and couple of other
> sites which have raised this issue in past, although not specifically
> for the OLPC)
>> The USB is USB 2.0.
> That's cool though.
>>> 2. Using such a system has anyone at anytime used the XO to run sugar
>>> as well as Debian/Ubuntu and has put a howto of the same on the wiki.
>>> I'm sure somebody may have tried. If somebody has a link feel free to
>>> add the same.
>>> 3. Is the Wireless mesh networking/wi-fi mesh and USB-Ethernet on the
>>> go different hardware and follow different paths? If so, couldn't they
>>> be combined to give better bandwidth? There are applications in
>>> GNU/Linux IIRC which allow you to do this.
>> (Sorry I don't know of the above two points)
> There are both howtos to run Debian as well as Ubuntu but at different
> If all the information could be in one place it would make things easier.
>>> 4. The XO has GPS . Couldn't it be used to plot places and things for
>>> like openlayers. Not for students but for teenagers and older.
>> The XO doesn't have GPS. But it has 3 USB ports through which any
>> commercially available GPS can be connected.
> I stand corrected, this entry in the wiki talks about it .
>>> 5. Adobe-flash :- While I see you guys have used gnash why not also use
>>> swfdec is also blessed by GNOME as well.
>>> Another thing didn't adobe release quite some documentation about its
>>> format and stuff couple of months ago? Also isn't it now an ISO
>>> standard. The wordings in the wiki for Adobe flash needs to go a bit
>>> of change as well as look for free flash implementations.
>> AFAIK Adobe only opened up specifications to some of its formats.
> Right, it was PDF which got the ISO certification. Sorry.
>>> That's all for now, Any and all answers appreciated.
>> I've answered as much as I knew.
> Thank you for taking the effort.
> Shirish Agarwal
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