Awesome! When will they go into retail now?
- I'm not sure what you mean by "retail", but the main market isn't individual sale ("educational deployments which are, and will remain, the primary focus of the OLPC"). Read Retail#Retail_Sales_on_the_Open_Market and Our market. -- 188.8.131.52 18:47, 15 November 2006 (EST) (skierpage)
I understand about your main priority being the ledc's but when will the medc's get a chance to buy this amazing laptop?
Great pictures. Question on the keyboard. I see the continuous membrane covering (making up) the keyboard. I understand this is to protect against moisture and dirt. What is it like to type on this keyboard? What is the tactile feedback like? Thanks. --Dave Raftery
Yeah, a good question as the people seem to be using external Keyboards and Mouses instead of the touchpad and the keyboard inside that laptop.
I did my earliest programming using Sinclair ZX81 & Spectrum membrane keyboards in the 1980s, even then feel & feedback was perfectly adequate & reliability/longeivity was excellent, I suspect the B1 keyboard will be absolutely fine.
Hi, I am just wondering it uses what kind of operating system? Something based on Linux? It is a X86 based computer, I guess.
- You didn't click the Hardware and Software links!? "The machine will run Linux, X [Windows], and Gnome"; I think initial builds are based off Fedora Core Linux. It uses an AMD Geode x86 processor. -- 184.108.40.206 23:53, 16 November 2006 (EST) (skierpage)
If this doesn't get the complete attention of all Wii audiences and Linux fans at engadgets, gizmodos and slashdots, even though they already are lots of fans, seeing the B1 for real is really something very awesome.
Please do some videos of it in action! If possible use a high quality HD camcorder so that we can see all the details of the screens quality, of the rapiditz of the current interface, the effeciency of the current OS, demonstrate the 802.11S if you can.. Please post at http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Video_of_the_OLPC or other place, youtube and Google Video if you want also.
Wii and Linux geeks maybe aren't your first target audience, but they can really help establish your project even further in the minds of all tech geeks on all blogs, and might help you get more orders in more countries faster..
Why does the OLPC have a PS joypad?
Need more interface pictures
And more pictures in general, these are not nearly enough. We need closeups from every angle. Bootup screens, application startup screens, crash screens, and so forth. Also hardware demonstration images. You need to exite the community with eye candy. --220.127.116.11 09:06, 18 November 2006 (EST)
Any usability study results or photos of children using the device?
- not quite there yet...
Power Generator handle
I thought it should have some kind of power generator handle. Where is it? Or It's not in the prototype? 18.104.22.168 22:18, 23 November 2006 (EST)
- The power generation is now separate from the actual laptop. One design has a string you pull out from the generator, which automatically recoils the string when you finish pulling. You can pull with your arms or set it up so you can use your legs to generate the power. The minimum goal is still to have 1 minute of manual generating power run the laptop for 10 minutes.
--How about a bike-like generator to do some excersize while recharging the battery?... might may built by recycling old bicycles. Mexico/Aguascalientes, AGS/--Dagoflores 20:12, 7 December 2006 (EST)
Let 'Em loose on it
How about letting a group of children loose on the machine whilst watching from a discreet distance, I would very much like to see how your target audience pick things up without major adult supervision?