[OLPC-SF] Microsoft Is Joining Low-Cost Laptop Project - New York Times
echerlin at gmail.com
Fri May 16 03:28:05 EDT 2008
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 10:15 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> what ideas do you have about the future of
> the little green machine?
> will there be a fork of some kind: the linux
> and also the windows paths?
> will the machine be developed to accommodate
> vista as well as linux?
It requires an extra 2G of flash to run a cut-down XP. So no.
> will there be rebellion in the various developers
> ranks, and if so with what results?
Microsoft has reversed itself on support for dual-boot XOs. OLPC will
not ship a Windows-only XO, but Nicholas Negroponte thinks this
dual-boot option will get Sugar to children whose governments don't
get it. Could be.
If you want to see OLPC succeed, please join the effort. There are a
lot of things that need to be done, and aren't.
* Electricity for village schools
* Internet for village schools
* Jobs for graduates and for older students
* Lots of translation work
* Lots of testing and bug reporting
* Management issues such as communicating with volunteers
* Figuring out what a real education might look like when there is no
shortage of educational content or software
> On Thu, 2008-05-15 at 21:39 -0700, Sameer Verma wrote:
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> OLPC-SF at lists.laptop.org
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