$100 Laptop and ReactOS?

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If the $100 laptop was sold to the public, would you buy one to install ROS?

Yes !
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44%
Yes but keep pre-installed os!
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15%
No!
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15%
Maybe!
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25%
 
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$100 Laptop and ReactOS?

Post by tomleem » Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:50 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6246989.stm
"The backers of the One Laptop Per Child project are looking at the possibility of selling the machine to the public."

If they do sell to the public, could one install ReactOS? :?: It would be more appealing than Linux since more programs would work with ROS.

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Post by walter » Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:10 pm

only if it hasn't an "integrated" (unified memory) graphic card (i had a desktop pc with one of these and no agp slots!!! even windows solitaire had problems. i hated it!!!)

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Post by cmoibenlepro » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:10 pm

I won't buy it, so I don't care.

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Post by oiaohm » Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:01 am

More programs? Some how I think not.

Lot of the linux problem is too many programs to do the same job.

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Post by forart » Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:38 am

I think that the main problem is ROS requirements.

I would go with Haiku istead.
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Post by frik85 » Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:53 am

forart wrote:I think that the main problem is ROS requirements.
About what requirements do you write?

ReactOS minimum footprint is about 4 MB RAM (memory) (if you build it the right way).

The OLPC notebook use a low cost AMD Genode CPU which is still a normal x86 CPU with ~300 MHz. As ReactOS works fine with all 486+ CPUs you could run ReactOS e.g. on a 33 MHz CPU too as you can with WinXP.

To use ReactOS on a OLPC notebook you may need driver(s) for unusual devices and a modified/improved FreeLoader as no standard BIOS is available, afaik.

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Post by Mrkaras » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:51 am

assuming it would all work, i might but not now, later when reactos is a bit more useful/stable. currently I wouldn't buy hardware specifically for reactos. I might buy one, install an old copy of win98 and upgrade to reactos at a later date.

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Post by walter » Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:32 am

Mrkaras wrote:assuming it would all work, i might but not now, later when reactos is a bit more useful/stable. currently I wouldn't buy hardware specifically for reactos. I might buy one, install an old copy of win98 and upgrade to reactos at a later date.
this could be a good idea

however, i found this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olpc#Hardware

"The hardware specifications as of November 2006 are:

* CPU: AMD Geode GX2-500 at 1.1 W, with integrated graphics controller"

so i would prefer buying an old p3/athlon laptop, since it will cost a little more than OLPC and it would be closer to my needs.

however, i think olpc laptop could be very handy if someone has no worries about integrated video

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Post by Hunkadoodledoo » Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:06 am

I don't have a need for an OLPC laptop, but the whole "customers to have to buy two laptops at once - with the second going to the developing world" policy is pretty neat. If I had a child that I wanted to introduce to computers, I would consider buying, and dual booting with ROS. I suppose my preferences aside, it would be good to expose my children to all types of interfaces so they are more well rounded when it comes to computing.

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OLPC vs OQO

Post by Jaix » Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:24 am

Well, I think OLPC is a really nice thing, but for my needs I think an OQO is more realistic ( http://www.oqo.com ). But if we had ROS installed by defaul I would definately buy one, not for use but for testing.

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Yeah!

Post by gnu_rocky » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:32 pm

OLPC with ReactOS would be a sweet idea! However... has anyone ever heard of the Eduwise by Intel? It is supposed to be more powerful. Who knows? The Eduwise might suit ReactOS better! :wink:

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ordered one

Post by tomleem » Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:24 pm

I have ordered one. The OLPC went on sale on November 12, 2007. http://www.laptop.org

OLPC and Google.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=olpc


http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/ ... 03corp.htm
Eduwise at the Intel site.
Here are some other sites on the Intel Eduwise.
http://www.engadget.com/2006/05/04/inte ... -revealed/
http://www.laptopical.com/eduwise.html

Eduwise and Google.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=intel+eduwise
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Post by betaluva » Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:27 am

id rather spend the extra money and buy a Eee portable, the OLPC is too limited in its design and specs.

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Post by kevintrooper » Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:02 am

betaluva wrote:id rather spend the extra money and buy a Eee portable, the OLPC is too limited in its design and specs.
like the eee the price went up to $399
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Post by betaluva » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:29 am

if your talking about the olpc then you are missunderstanding, the deal is you have to buy 2 olpc,s , you get one and one goes to a poor kid, so really the price is 198.00 per pc.

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