[Olpc-open] OLPC Linux for ordinary PCs
lproven at gmail.com
Sat Feb 10 17:47:49 EST 2007
Please excuse me if this is a FAQ or something - I'm new to this list.
I've not been able to find a simple answer to this question via Google
As I understand it, the OLPC OS is Linux, basically a cut-down Fedora
with a new, custom UI on top called "Sugar". I believe that this is
based on X.11 but from the screenshots & so on I've seen, it is
nothing like any existing OS.
This leads me to 2 questions.
 Is there a version of the OLPC OS for vanilla PC hardware?
For one thing, I'd be rather interested in having a look at it and
giving it a try - tho' I doubt that I can contribute anything very
much other than, perhaps, documentation.
I'm sure other people would, too, which could only help with the
 If so, where can I find it?
OK, 3 questions!
 If there isn't such a thing, would there be any interest in creating it?
It seems to me that it might be of considerable use to, for example,
the various charities like ComputerAid International who ship tens of
thousands of reconditioned, tested working PCs to schools in the
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