[IAEP] [support-gang] How Many XOs?

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 10:58:31 EST 2011

FWIW, we've been in discussion about Sugar as part of the offering.


On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Christoph Derndorfer
<e0425826 at student.tuwien.ac.at> wrote:
> Am 02.03.2011 06:34, schrieb John Watlington:
>> On Mar 1, 2011, at 7:41 AM, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
>>> Am 01.03.2011 13:36, schrieb Christoph Derndorfer:
>>>> Am 28.02.2011 22:59, schrieb John Watlington:
>>>>> On Feb 23, 2011, at 10:27 AM, Christoph Derndorfer wrote:
>>>>>> I'm still absolutely clueless about the total figures but what I do know
>>>>>> is that Argentina's Conectar Igualdad program
>>>>>> (http://www.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/) will distribute 3 million
>>>>>> Classmate PCs in part of its public secondary school system by the end
>>>>>> of 2012. By late December approximately half a million of them had
>>>>>> supposedly been distributed.
>>>>> According to the web site at the URL provided above, none have
>>>>> been delivered to children as of Feb. 28.
>>>> When I was in Buenos Aires in mid-December for a 3-day workshop
>>>> organized by the Argentinian MoE I also met my former Argentinian host
>>>> brother and his cousin who had received their Classmate PCs in late
>>>> November.
>>>> So I know that at least two of them have actually been distributed (and
>>>> no, this time not based on dubious information from Kigali;-)
>>>>> We continue to hear that Classmates are being deployed, but nobody
>>>>> can provide concrete information about where and how many.
>>>> I'll get in touch with some people in Buenos Aires to try and figure out
>>>> what the current figure there is.
>>> Okay, just found
>>> http://www.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/sobre-el-programa/evaluacion-y-seguimiento/informe-de-avance-de-entregas/
>>> which supposedly provides the number of distributed netbooks and is
>>> updated on a weekly basis.
>>> The count as of today is 358,227.
>> Impressive number.  What software are they running ?
> It's dual-boot with Windows and Linux.
> According to a manual
> (www.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/wp-content/themes/conectar_igualdad/pdf/Manual_alumnos.pdf)
> on the Conectar Igualdad Web site for Linux they're using the
> Debian-based (IIRC) OS from http://www.pixartargentina.com.ar/ however
> one of the project leads just told me that it's Ubuntu so they might
> have changed their mind since the manual was written.
> On the Windows side there's also slightly confusing information with
> again the manual making a reference to Windows XP whereas
> http://www.conectarigualdad.gob.ar/la-netbook/descripcion-de-los-equipos/tecnologia/tecnologia/
> talks about Windows 7 Professional. But again I've asked that project
> lead for a clarification and will report back once I know more.
> Hope that helps.
> Christoph
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Walter Bender
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