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 StephenBeDoper on Wed 20th Aug 2008 17:13 UTC in reply to "Celebrating the problems."
StephenBeDoper
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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.


Quoi? The article is a DIY guide for modifications to a device that *already* works. It's not talking about simply getting things to work in the first place. In other words, it describes something that's optional, not something that's required.

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