[OLPC New Zealand] OLPC XO-3 on slashdot front page right now

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Mon Jan 9 07:38:57 EST 2012

On Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 6:11 AM, Tom Parker <tom at carrott.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-01-08 at 08:56 -0500, Walter Bender wrote:
>> I agree with your "pragmatic argument", but... I am almost certain
>> that what is being demoed on the XO-3.0 at CES is in fact Sugar
>> running on Fedora.
> It looks to be all Sugar so far:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1238R-QY31E
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBin1tc4T5c
> Does the XO-3 have multitouch? Not knowing anything about where gnome
> and sugar are going with tablet support, the first thing I think of is
> the macbook touchpad gestures. Could they translate onto a tablet? That
> could preserve the pointer-click-drag-scroll paradigm?

Hadn't seen the 2nd video yet. Alas Ed is showing some older versions
of some of the activities (I'd made some changes to Turtle Art for
example so that the toolbars fit on the smaller display and you can
change numeric values w/o a keyboard. Still no complaints about seeing


Walter Bender
Sugar Labs

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