[IAEP] DC Photo Jam 2 - New batch of photos of SoaS running onnetbooks

John Watlington wad at laptop.org
Mon Mar 16 23:48:52 EDT 2009

On Mar 16, 2009, at 4:32 PM, Kathy Pusztavari wrote:

> Adorable.  You indeed picked the best of the bunch.
> This may have been answered somewhere else but I'm wondering if  
> SoaS is faster on other processors than on the XO1.  I find the XO  
> to be terribly slow.  Has it been tested on the Classmate 3 - if  
> so, is it fast?

I would expect it to be faster on other processors.
Please remember that the XO uses the processor that gave OLPC
the most performance/power available 1.5 years ago.   Technology
has changed, and we are refreshing the XO to provide more
performance at the same power level.    Other netbooks are
power hogs compared to the XO!

This probably doesn't matter to you, but in many OLPC deployments,
the amount of power consumed by the laptop is inversely related to
the amount of time a student can use their laptop per week.

Still, as Marvin Minsky reminded me the other day, we used to have
much more responsive UIs running on processors with less than a
tenth the processing power...


> -Kathy
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> bounces at lists.sugarlabs.org] On Behalf Of Mike Lee
> Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2009 6:40 PM
> To: iaep; Marketing at lists.sugarlabs.org; Sugar Devel; Christian  
> Marc Schmidt
> Cc: Christoph Derndorfer; wayan
> Subject: [IAEP] DC Photo Jam 2 - New batch of photos of SoaS  
> running onnetbooks
> Following up on a request from Walter and Christian a couple weeks  
> ago, I finally got a photo session going this evening to capture  
> some shots of SoaS running on an Asus EeePC 701 and Intel Classmate  
> 2--complete with child! An added bonus was having Sasche Silbe come  
> up on Chat on the Classmate 2 while I was shooting, so I was able  
> to cache some colorful Chat lines. The images are high resolution,  
> reproduction quality and set to CC. If you have any problems  
> retrieving from Flickr, let me know. If you are not a contact of  
> mine, I will have to "Friend" you to allow access to the high rez.
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/curiouslee/sets/72157615270454953/
> Mike
> http://www.olpclearningclub.org
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/User:Mikelee
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