[Sugar-devel] Getting data about the upgrading older machines and SoaS responsiveness.
caroline at solutiongrove.com
Sun Jun 7 09:34:23 EDT 2009
This week, thanks for installing the Broadcom drivers separately, we got
Sugar on a Stick up and running on the GPA computers.
They are older computer and they run faster then an XO but still not that
A big part of SoaS is using existing computers and donated computers. I
wonder what it would take to upgrade older computers, and make them
I don't know if we will get permission to open up these particular
computers, (which are owned by Boston Public Schools) but there are
certainly tons of older computers like them around.
I think there are two things that might make them perform better.
1. Add a USB 2.0 port. They are almost certainly USB 1 right now. I see
that if the box has the right slots for it, USB 2.0 cards are less then $10.
2. Add more RAM. Earlier this year I worked with a group that specialized
in repairing and recyclying computers. They had lots of RAM they had
It would be very cool if someone had some old computers and could try Sugar,
then do motifications like add a USB 2.0 port and RAM and document the
results. Caryl, this is another potential project for someone who wants to
Caroline at SolutionGrove.com
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