[IAEP] Venezuela orders 1 million laptops from Portugal

Bernie Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Mon Sep 29 21:03:02 EDT 2008

Morgan Collett wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/740ao/venezuela_orders_1_million_intel_classmates_this/
> "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
> default."

Very interesting.  Someone should contact the people behind Caixa 
Magica and propose Sugar running on top of their OS.

Here is some comtact information:

Now, who speaks Portuguese here? ;-)

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