EdLUG:2008-05-01

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Arron M Finnon (AKA finux), the current president of the University of Abertay Dundee Linux Users Society, will talk about the One Laptop Per Child Project.

Agenda

  • Overview
  • What is the OLPC Project
  • How we got the XO's and what we've got them for
  • The XO's
  • --break--
  • Technical Details
  • Questions
  • Play with the XO (no fighting)

More information

Arron M Finnon (AKA finux) is the current president of the University of Abertay Dundee Linux Users Society (http://www.thelinuxsociety.org.uk).

The Linux Society is a group of individuals from all walks of life who meet once every two weeks to discuss aspects of both linux and open source software. Membership is made up of students/staff and members of the general public.

The Linux Society has been privileged enough to get its hands on two XO's from the one laptop per child project through the give 1 get 1 scheme ran over Christmas, to promote and demo to people interested in them.

We'll be bring them along and this is your chance to see them live in the flesh and to have a little play with them. Arron will be talking about the OLPC project (http://www.laptop.org), and how this project utilises Linux in a number of ways. The OLPC project is not a laptop project but an education project. So if you want to come and have a look and see the XO's on action then we look forward to seeing you there