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    Smile Slightly Off-Topic: my OLPC XO-1 came last week

    It arrived! Okay, I didn't TELL anyone I was getting one...

    First two thoughts: I'm going to have quite a time typing on that...Wow, the screen is incredible.

    It's the only one I've seen in the flesh/plastic. I'm sure there are more, but I haven't met any other owners, and I haven't had any success connecting to anyone else.

    (I'm sorry I couldn't make last week's in-person meeting, I would have brought it with.)

    Chris / Aptenix: I haven't applied for my developer key yet, but if you want to test Ubuntu on it I would be willing to give it a shot once the key arrives.

    I will have it at the next in-person meeting if you'd like to take a closer look at this. I've had a lot of fun explaining. Most people seem to think it's a toy, until they realize that it is in fact a full-fledged laptop.

    Some pictures here, apologies for facebook album. It is public, so you do not need to sign up.
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...4&id=600717106

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    Re: Slightly Off-Topic: my OLPC XO-1 came last week

    Yes indeed it is a full fledged laptop but??

    First I live in an area with no free wi-fi. Big problem. Eventually found a USB-LAN adapter which allows it to talk to my DSL router-modem. Solved the connection problem.

    It is loaded with kiddie stuff and getting rid of that is essential. Second no proper browser. Anybody know how to load Firefox??

    But it is a very clever machine and should be a great once I solve a few of the small problems.

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    Re: Slightly Off-Topic: my OLPC XO-1 came last week

    The kiddie stuff is quite fine, actually. I haven't found a need to remove it.

    Firefox is the browse activity, just stripped down. You want tabbed browsing? Open two copies.

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    Re: Slightly Off-Topic: my OLPC XO-1 came last week

    Quote Originally Posted by Benanov View Post
    The kiddie stuff is quite fine, actually. I haven't found a need to remove it.

    Firefox is the browse activity, just stripped down. You want tabbed browsing? Open two copies.
    I threw mine out. CRAP !

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