[IAEP] [Marketing] OLPC rules out Windows for XO-3

Chris Ball cjb at laptop.org
Thu Jun 3 17:07:04 EDT 2010

Hi Tim,

   > As soon as I heard that OLPC was moving to ARM, I winced
   > slightly. This is going to make life much more difficult, because
   > of our longstanding Linux, Python and recent GNOME heritage. What
   > is Sugar Labs' role with the XO-3+?

I don't understand -- the XO-3 (and XO-1.5) will run Linux, Python and
Sugar, as described in Ed's e-mail at the start of this thread.  What
has become much more difficult?

   > ARM chip architecture makes a lot of sense from a power
   > perspective, but that was also the case when x86 was chosen for
   > the XO-1. Perhaps even more so, as Intel has been steadily
   > increasing the power friendliness of its x86 chips, with Atom &
   > so forth.

The cost savings with ARM is significant, too.

   > I guess I'm going to need to learn to love curly braces :/

I don't see why.

- Chris.
Chris Ball   <cjb at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child

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