[IAEP] Possible ARM based alternative to the XO?

samy boutayeb s.boutayeb at free.fr
Sat Apr 2 12:52:53 EDT 2011

Le samedi 02 avril 2011 à 00:33 -0400, William Schaub a écrit :
> 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.

Another ARM based hardware platform running Sugar is the Toshiba AC100.
Its processor is a Cortex A9 (which is similar to the Efika Netbook).
installed Sugar (0.88.1) on it, on top of Ubuntu 10.10 [1].

Another nice feature, is that the AC100 and the Efika MX are able to run
OO4Kids [2] too.

[1] http://salaliitto.com/~gildean/ac100/wiki/phh/

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