[Rule] Sugar on everything?

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 03:27:27 EET 2007


On 08/02/07, M. Fioretti <mfioretti> wrote:
> I agree. When the local teachers are prepared to use those computer,
> of course. Speaking of saving computers from landfills, there is also
> the issue that nobody seems to have figured out how the OLPCs
> themselves will be stopped from polluting when they break:
>
> http://www.olpcnews.com/prototypes/olpc/one_environmental_laptop.html

That's an /excellent/ point, and the responses look rather worrying.

> I don't know, mainly because I haven't looked at Sugar yet. However,
> one of the points of RULE was to not discriminate users, meaning that
> after installation they could install the same stuff and use the same
> tutorials and online fora as everybody else. Would use Sugar put
> people in a situation where they can't find docs or online help
> because "sorry, we only run the standard Fedora GUIS (including the
> lighter ones, XFCE etc...), we don't know how to help you"?

Well, yes, true.

But what I was thinking was not some kind of a rival to RULE, more a
sort of spin-off. A CD which installs just the OS of the OLPC project,
no options, no choices - but which is designed to run on standard PCs,
not the rather odd OLPC hardware.

So this is something rather different to RULE, which really, as I
understand it, focusses on getting Fedora onto legacy kit.

But it's related!

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