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[4]: Hehehe...
by devurandom on Wed 11th Apr 2007 08:53 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Hehehe..."
devurandom
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2005-07-06

They are not stupider in the sense that they are less intelligent; however, they are less likely to be literate, and AFAIK, SugarUI focuses on removing text as much as possible.

This makes no sense at all. If they are not literate, what's the purpose of a web browser or a word processor on that machine?

If they are literate enough to browse the web and to write documents, they are surely literate enought to read text tooltips, for example.

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RE[5]: Hehehe...
by shykid on Wed 11th Apr 2007 10:30 in reply to "RE[4]: Hehehe..."
shykid Member since:
2007-02-22

Literacy is not required to use the camera, drawing, or ad-hoc social networking (because it uses the aforementioned), nor is literacy required to play the simple games that come with it.

It's designed to grow with them; eventually textual applications will be useful for them as they learn.

Edited 2007-04-11 10:31

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