[OLPC-Philippines] Alternative OSs/Window, mangers/softwarevpackages on the XO
jgotangco at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 08:46:33 EST 2008
On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 1:36 AM, Greg Smith <gregsmitholpc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> Interesting thread, thanks for digging in to this.
> Thanks also for the comments on the "Fedora 10 on XO" thread. I hope to
> revisit that and move it ahead soon.
I've actually tried this but find the Ubuntu hack much more usable
than Fedora for some reason. The only problem I see with the Ubuntu
hack is that it is packaged as Ubuntu with logos and stuff when it is
in fact using the OLPC kernel which could probably make the Canonical
trademark people unhappy especially that the hack is becoming quite
popular to those who availed G1G1. I personally know some key people
in Canonical so I sent a clarification email to them in behalf of the
original author of the Ubuntu remix (teapot) but still awaiting reply.
> In case you missed it, there was a recent thread where someone posted
> Wine (I believe it means Windows in Linux):
It's actually a recursive acronym for Wine Is Not an Emulator hehe.
> I imagine the performance would be poor due to the cost of emulation but
> its worth a test if your desire is to run Windows apps on the XO.
Running a swap would make it a bit more tolerable but doesn't
necessarily result to faster performance.
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