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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RE: Celebrating the problems.
by zombie process on Wed 20th Aug 2008 13:08 UTC in reply to "Celebrating the problems."
zombie process
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I think you are perhaps misguided or misinformed. In general, installing linux is as easy or easier than installing, say, XP or OSX. Certainly you can make it more difficult by tuning your system post-install, etc, but you in no way have to. Sure, there may be some bumps and warts to smooth out in some cases, but the actual install is simple.

And now for the requisite "and try installing Vista on the XO and see how far you get." :-)

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