[IAEP] Venezuela orders 1 million laptops from Portugal

Morgan Collett morgan.collett at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 16:00:46 EDT 2008

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 21:54, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 12:10 PM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at tomeuvizoso.net> wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 9:06 PM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
>>> Am 29.09.2008 um 11:51 schrieb Morgan Collett:
>>>> http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/09/27/europe/EU-Portugal-Venezuela.php
>>>> "The blue-and-white laptops — based on Intel Corp.'s Classmate PC
>>>> design — are manufactured under license in Portugal and are primarily
>>>> aimed at schoolchildren in developing countries."
>>> No word on software - does anyone know more?
>> I read somewhere that they will ship with a linux flavor developed in portugal:
>> http://www.caixamagica.pt/pag/a_index.php
> Not very informative to techies.
>> It's based in Mandriva, maybe we can make sure Sugar is there?
> A little more information.
> http://distrowatch.com/index.php?distribution=caixamagica&month=all&year=all
> kernel 2.6.22
> Originally based on SUSE, now on Mandriva.
> Has anybody tried running the Fedora Sugar packages on Mandriva?
> Do we need a distro lab where we can run lots of VMs at once?

More information, although I'm not sure how credible:

"The 30 GB hard drive is partitioned in 3 drives. 10GB Windows and
10GB for Caixa Mágica (Portuguese commercial Linux distro), and 10GB
for the user profiles. All computers will dual boot the two OS by


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