[OLPC-SF] Nicholas gives an Intervew
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Wed Nov 4 00:36:47 EST 2009
... and OLPC News already responded.
On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:22 PM, Grant Bowman <grantbow at gmail.com> wrote:
> Fascinating tidbit from Linux Weekly News today about an Interview
> with Nicholas Negroponte.
> Grant Bowman
> Negroponte: XO-1.75 goes ARM, XO-2 is canceled (OLPC News)
> [Announcements] Posted Nov 3, 2009 15:19 UTC (Tue) by jake
> OLPC News has a report about plans for the next revisions of the XO
> hardware from an interview with Nicholas Negroponte at Xconomy. One
> of the changes is that the XO-2 has been canceled, with an ARM-based
> XO-1.75 planned, and an XO-3 scheduled for 2012. "I've been following
> the ongoing x86 vs. ARM race quite closely and it's my understanding
> that they're now closely matched when it comes to the all-important
> price / performance / power-consumption metrics. What I however cannot
> estimate is how much engineering by OLPC, Sugar Labs and Fedora it takes
> to make the current software run, and run well, on an ARM platform. It
> also remains to be seen when OLPC plans to release the XO-1.75 but I'd
> be very surprised if it happened within the next 12 months."
>  http://www.olpcnews.com/people/negroponte/negroponte_xo-175_goes_arm_xo-2_is_cancelled.html
>  http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2009/11/02/negroponte-outlines-the-future-of-olpc-hints-at-paperlike-design-for-third-generation-laptop/
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