[Rd] The XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Dec 17 19:02:48 CET 2007

On 17 December 2007 at 18:03, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
| Douglas Bates wrote:
| > There was recently a question on the R-help list about the eee pc.  I
| > had a related question about the XO laptop from OLPC (laptop.org).
| > Has anyone looked at the development environment sufficiently to
| > determine if it would be possible to create an executable image for R?
| >  The laptop itself only supports Python, Javascript, etc. but it is
| > running a real Linux operating system.
| >
| >   
| It is Fedora based and x86 compatible, so it could be as simple as "yum
| install R".
| The potential pitfall is if that pulls in so many dependencies that you
| overflow the 1GB solid-state disk.

AFAIK you can emulate the "sugar" operating system used on the OLPC/XO on
Ubuntu and other Linux variants.  See
Maybe Doug can get Sugar running on his dvd player?


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