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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Thursday 25 December 2008 18:03 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Chris Ahlstrom belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> My wife completely stunned me today.
>> I'm on wireless, connected to my server, posting this on my new XO, using
>> ssh and slrn.
>> More later.
>> Merry Christmas, advocates and trolls and lurkers!
>> Chris
> To follow up (the first of many).
> Dislikes:
>    o  The keyboard is just a tad too small, even for my relatively small
>       hands.
>    o  No compilers included (though gdb is included).
>    o  I'm not fond of Sugar (but see the "Likes").
>    o  The green color
> Likes:
>    o  The size.  Very compact, even with the handle.  Quite a bit smaller
>       than I expected.
>    o  Sugar.  An excellent interface for people who have not been ingrained
>       in the Windows or Mac interfaces.
>    o  Raw Linux easily accessible.
>    o  Wireless works great right out of the box.
>    o  Great engineering.  A nice, solid unit.
>    o  Figure out how to install gcc/g++, mrxvt, and cgdb.
>    o  Try out another distro, booting from the SD slot.
>    o  Figure out how to turn on the low-power high-res "paper" screen.
> Overall, I'm impressed.  I would prefer the profile of the Asus Eee PC in
> general, but this is a good unit, and the gift to someone else who knows
> where in this world more than makes up for the minor limitations of this
> unit.  Thanks to my wife for buying me some more open-source karma.
> More later when I do some more stuff.

There is a light (or lite) Ubuntu 8.10 variant for OLPC. Sugar was made for
younger people in a learning environment, not for adult programmers.

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