[nycbug-talk] BSD on the <$100 laptop?
ike at lesmuug.org
Sun Apr 9 19:37:08 EDT 2006
From Slashdot, then Cnet there was this post about Linux being unfit
for the'Laptop Per Child' project:
Negroponte: Slimmer Linux needed for $100 laptop
"People aren't thinking about small, fast, thin systems," said
Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of the One Laptop Per Child nonprofit
association, in a speech at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here.
"Suddenly it's like a very fat person (who) uses most of the energy
to move the fat. And Linux is no exception. Linux has gotten fat, too."
That stated, if anyone is clost to Negroponte or the MIT scene, could
you email them and point them to us to talk about all the fabulous
BSD solutions? (mostly the stripped-down *BSD installs running
embedded hardware etc...)
To name a few,
PicoBSD (FreeBSD base)
m0n0wall and m0n0bsd, (FreeBSD 4.x based, aimed at Soekris/WRAP
Flashdist (OpenBSD ULTRA-minimal installer)
I bet many of us on list could get a functional desktop/windowing
enviornment setup over a weekend of work- using one of the micro
machines from the MIT project?
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