[nycbug-talk] BSD on the <$100 laptop?
mspitzer at gmail.com
Mon Apr 10 11:08:39 EDT 2006
On 4/9/06, Isaac Levy <ike at lesmuug.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> 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
actually NetBSD might be a better fit:
1: easier to port, from what I have read
2: binary package installer, including updates, for the base system and kernel
3: it is so easy to strip down there are no after market distros to
make it small
> Flashdist (OpenBSD ULTRA-minimal installer)
> etc... etc...
> 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?
as long as there are no driver/kernel issues I do not see why not.
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