[Marketing] [IAEP] OLPC rules out Windows for XO-3
cjb at laptop.org
Thu Jun 3 17:07:04 EDT 2010
> 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 Ball <cjb at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child
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