Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2007 22:00 UTC, submitted by michuk
Graphics, User Interfaces "Red Hat has recently shared with the world the first ISO images of the system that is supposed to be installed on the OLPC laptops. I suddenly felt an irresistible temptation. I downloaded 291 MB ISO, burned it on a CD and started testing. Here is what I got."
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RE[7]: Hehehe...
by archiesteel on Thu 12th Apr 2007 04:47 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Hehehe..."
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This will distract from the task at hand, education. if the OLPC is the only computer a student has used, they will be at a disadvantage.
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Most had trouble adjusting to the more advanced technology at their disposal in Canada. Most of them had used computers before, but the changes in interfaces and functionality led to some very big hurdles for them to overcome.


This is where we disagree...I think it's still better to have used the OLPC with Sugar than no computer at all.

You say that students from developing countries had trouble adjusting to the more advanced technologies, but that doesn't mean that those who had used other UIs (which would have to be DOS or Windows 3.x to represent a major difference) were at a disadvantage compared to those who had *never* used a computer.

I guess we'll have to wait and see. I disagreed with the UI at first, but I now I think it can prove to be rather useful (not unlike the UI of a palmtop PC).

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