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

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Jun 3 17:41:53 EDT 2010

On 06/03/2010 05:29 PM, Tim McNamara wrote:
> I guess life is slightly different when you can
> talk to a manufacturer and avoid Windows CE altogether.

Yes, hacking open someone else's closed hardware can be a pain, and we
don't have that problem.

> Also, given that Android doesn't use many GNU libraries in userland,
> e.g. gcc, I didn't really consider it to be Linux. Therefore, as far as
> the Sugar stack went, I didn't realise that Android's API would be as
> flexible to support GTK+ libraries.

Android is not in the picture.  You can run plain old standard Fedora
GNU/Linux, complete with its thousands of packages, on an ARM computer.
Same with Ubuntu and several other distros.


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