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(E-Linux.it) Pronto il sistema operativo per l'One Laptop per Child

Chi in passato si e' interessato al progetto One Laptop Per Child di Nicholas Negroponte puo' oggi scaricare un'immagine del sistema operativo

Basato su Red Hat, questo sistema arriva, come LiveCD, in forma di pacchetto da 291 Mb.

Il sistema operativo incorpora una funzionalita' di messaging, un browser Web di piccole dimensioni, un editor di testo piuttosto semplice e una serie di altre funzionalita' di uso comune.

Mentre il gruppo OLPC non ha intenzione di offrire il suo prodotto attraverso canali di rivendita nei mercati in via di sviluppo, alcuni produttori di Taiwan di questa periferica sembrano essere gia' pronti per distribuire sistemi derivati da questo progetto, che potrebbero raggiungere le coste occidentali prima della fine dell'anno.

Coloro che sono interessati a sviluppare software per questo laptop possono scaricare il sorgente di questa piattaforma e lavorare su di esso. Secondo quanto riferiscono alcuni report del forum, sebbene sia stato realizzato specificatamente per l'hardware OLPC, il sistema operativo dovrebbe funzionare bene su un'ampia varieta' di configurazioni PC.

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