Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Aug 2008 01:43 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Me and Bobby Powers have spent a few hours smoothing out the process of getting fully-featured Linux desktops to boot on the XO laptop. On the whole, OLPC developers have been pretty good at getting code upstream, so only a few fixups are needed to get things operational on the XO." On a slightly (stretching it here) related note, here is a detailed guide on installing and optimising Ubuntu on the Acer Aspire One that we reviewed last week. I replaced the default Linpus installation with Ubuntu using this guide, and I must say that I am quite pleased.
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Celebrating the problems.
by theTSF on Wed 20th Aug 2008 10:45 UTC
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This is part of the reason that Linux has been stagnant in the desktop areas. People go with pride with how many hours it takes for them to "optimize" (or get everything to work) for their system. While most desktop users just want everything to work. I know the XO laptop has some bigger differences that makes installing a Desktop Linux a bit more tricky and can be scripted down so it is easier for the future, however there are a lot of "Linux approved" hardware out there that takes a fair amount of tweaking to get working past the original config. Which is exactly what people don't want

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