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Re: A computer in every pot



Rahul Sundaram escribió:
Hi

The user interface is called Sugar and not the OS itself but a good article nevertheless. BBC published a couple of articles with more technical information and videos featuring Christopher Blizzard, lead OLPC team in Red Hat.

http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9539441

"If the ingenuity of the XO’s hardware is impressive, the machine’s software is truly ground-breaking. Red Hat, the world’s largest Linux distributor, has provided an extremely compact version of its Fedora operating system, called Sugar, that uses a mere 130 megabytes of the XO’s flash memory. By comparison, Windows XP requires 1.65 gigabytes."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6908946.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6679431.stm

Rahul

Thanks for sharing, I hadn't had the opportunity to watching the Sugar UI in action in the OLPC. However, I still don't like it that the BBC uses codecs that make it difficult for users of 64-bit systems to watch (not all plugins available are capable of displaying Windows Media video the way they send it, and there is no Real Player plugin for 64-bit systems). Still the Flash videos I could watch, and loved them.


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