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The OLPC, 3 Months In

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Back in December, I was one of the 170,000 eager Linux geeks who forked out $400 for the privilege of getting my hands on a One Laptop Per Child XO. To be honest, my initial impression was not great.

In truth, I pretty much hung the thing on the staircase banister and relegated it to the “interesting but not practical” category. Then I started to read about people installing alternative Linux distros.

After a week or so of messing around with a few different sets of instructions, I managed to get xubuntu booting reliably on the XO, and xfce running as the desktop. What a difference!

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