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[2]: Comparing to cell phones?
by SReilly on Wed 11th Apr 2007 13:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Comparing to cell phones?"
SReilly
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2006-12-28

Even if many of these kids might never actually earn enough to buy a high end smartphone, they'll probably know what one looks like and what one can do, and use that as a comparison.

You have got to be kidding me! Have you ever walked through a shanty town? Any body who has electricity is king in a shanty town. Many of these kids don't even know what a smart phone is, never mind what one does.

Sure, they may have seen a poster advertising Nokia's latest but that does not mean they can read the text, never mind the specs making any sense to them.

Dude, no offense, but what you said has no basis in reality when it comes to most third world countries.

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samad Member since:
2006-03-31

I think it is important when discussing world economics that the third world is not the only place where poverty pervades. Due to the highly unequal economic distribution in the US, there are many places in this country where OLPC is a wonderful idea.

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SReilly Member since:
2006-12-28

Well said, sir, and I congratulate you on your perspective. Thank you for putting the issue into a wider view :-)

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