[IAEP] Possible ARM based alternative to the XO?

William Schaub wschaub at steubentech.com
Sat Apr 2 11:52:34 EDT 2011

On 04/02/2011 01:38 AM, Frederick Grose wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 2, 2011 at 12:33 AM, William Schaub 
> <wschaub at steubentech.com <mailto:wschaub at steubentech.com>> wrote:
>     I recently purchased a Genesi Efika MX smartbook
>     (https://www.genesi-usa.com/products/smartbook) and so far I'm
>     very impressed with it.
>     it only costs about $199 before shipping and it seems to have
>     enough power to outdo the XO-1 laptops that I have.
>     what do you think about the possibility of using the Efika as a
>     readily available alternative to the XO?
>     we might even be able to get it in a more ruggedized form if we
>     are lucky.
>     I have made an sd card image that boots directly into a sugar
>     desktop on the Efika MX if anyone is interested and already has
>     the hardware
>     once the kernel gets bumped past 2.6.31 I would like to try
>     getting 802.11s working on it to see if I can make it talk to my
>     other two XO-1s.
>     if you are interested I will post a link to the sd card image.
> Yes, please share your good efforts with a reference and link in our 
> Supported Systems page,
> http://wiki.sugarlabs.org/go/Supported_systems
> Interested parties may discover the information there if they aren't 
> searching the mailing list.
>          --Fred

As promised the link to get the Sugar demo is  

I will post an update to the wiki soon and move the discussion to the 
sugar-devel list.
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