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Re: All these XO threads



On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 12:17 -0700, Nifty Fedora Mitch wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 12:40:52PM -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 16:02 +0200, Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> > > Hi.
> > > I'm beginning to find all the recent XO-related threads a bit annoying.
> > > Could they be moved to fedora-olpc-list where they belong (and which
> > > is very low-traffic)?
> > bracin
> > +1
> > 
> > > If I'm the only one to find them annoying, feel free to ignore me.
> > 
> > Not so much annoying as frustremating, given that I have no prospect of
> > being able to get an XO where I am. I suspect the same is true of many
> > people on this list.
> > 
> 
> The key here is the XO folk are embracing fedora.  i.e. they are getting on
> this train not trying to drive things the other way arround.  
> 
> The school server will be Fedora with some XO services, backups via rsync and
> some class specific material and services like network gateway.
> 
> For those in the US the folk at OLPC will have another give-one:get-one program
> this fall..  The XO is cute and yes nifty.  A serious Linux USER will find it a bit light
> on horsepower and memory but marvelous.    
> 
> As far as a teaching tool goes the software and teaching concepts can
> be applied to any laptop not just the XO.   The hardware enables the
> software as much or more than the other way around.
> 
> It has yum,
> It has a window manager (matchbox)
> It has a desktop (sugar)
> It has bash
> It has python
> It has wireless networking
> It has Ctl-Alt-F[123] alternate shell
> It has an X server.
> It has user accounts...
> It has a web browser (firefox)
> It has a Fedora kernel...
> It has USB ports (three).
> It has a mousepad
> It has a keyboard....
> It has a LCD display with an advantage. 
> 
> Loading software is different... no DVD/CDROM.
> 
> When all is said and done it runs Fedora....
> and this is a Fedora list.

Well said :)

The main reason for suggesting we communicate Fedora testing on the XO
on this list was to build on the experiences of the already established
fedora-test-list community.  A lot of the efforts jeremy and friends are
going through now mirror the early days of Fedora.  There's definitely a
need for sharing of skills/experiences.

One goal of the Fedora on XO effort is to ensure that the Live images
built within Fedora infrastructure are the same images loaded onto the
XO.  There is tons of overlap here, especially for some of the Live
images built with a lighter weight desktop environment.

Hopefully there are opportunities in the future for more folks to either
G1G1 or another chance to join an XO raffle.

Thanks,
James

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