[aprssig] OLPC $199 laptop again
scott at opentrac.org
Sun Nov 16 17:06:56 CST 2008
> If you haven't upgraded to 8.2.0 yet, you definitely should. Several
> rough edges have been smoothed off.
Thanks for the information. The upgrade was relatively painless, and it
seems to have improved several things. The browser started in about 20
seconds, and the screen rotated quickly without locking up, at least not
The lack of a consistent 'exit' button drives me nuts, and the border
menu thing constantly gets in the way. Maybe there's a way around that,
but it's not obvious. Every other graphical OS I've ever used has had a
close or exit button in the same place on every window.
My son is thrilled that it's got the Scratch programming language now,
though I'm not sure how happy he'll be when he sees that it takes
several seconds for any click on the 'open' file dialog to register.
You have to have patience and assume that your click did something in
the absence of any feedback.
As for ham applications, for the price, I think this would be a much
cooler radio appliance:
At least, if it had room for a radio interface add-on. Even one
low-profile PCI slot would be OK, but there's not much room there.
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