Projects/OLPC on Puppy Linux
The Primary objective is to develop a Puppy Linux Educational derivative, specially built to run in the XO hardware.
* Create a Puppy Linux distribution Extremely friendly, with easy to learn GUI. * Create a Puppy Linux distribution with a good pack of educative applications. * Deploy a good repository of Linux learning documents. * Develop a small, fast and easy to learn Linux distribution for XO hardware. * Distribute Puppy Linux for OLPC freely.
Puppy is a small Linux distribution that runs well on older PCs and small PCs. Their goals include special system like XO and the open source license makes it a perfect choice for the OLPC project.
What is Puppy Linux? (from )
Puppy Linux is an operating system for computers. Other well-known operating systems are Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, and MS-DOS. Puppy Linux is based on GNU/Linux. It is completely free and open source software.
How is Puppy Different?
* Small size, ~100MB! This lends itself to some very useful and unique features. * 'Live' booting from CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives, and other portable media. * Runs from RAM, making it unusually fast even in old PCs and in netbooks with solid state storage media. * Very low minimum system requirements. * Boot time is well under a minute, 30-40 seconds in most systems. * Includes a wide range of applications: word processors, spreadsheets, internet browsers, games, image editors and many utilities. Extra software in the form of dotpets. There is a GUI Puppy Software Installer included. * Puppy is easy to use and little technical knowledge is assumed. Most hardware is automatically detected.
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The PuppyLinux build, XOpup, that runs on the OLPC XO-1 and XO-1.5 laptops is now available.
XOpup, is a PuppyLinux 5.1 derivative.
Although fully functional, XOpup-1 is a proof of principle build, indicating feasibility.
XOpup-2.x decreased the minimal required size, added comparable support for the XO-1.5 and is trying to keep up with the progress in the OLPC software infrastructure. Currently the build is ~88MB
Further development towards the objectives of the project will continue
The puppy_linux_XO building files are now in Github
They will modify any recent puppy linux ISO image and produce the files needed (including the kernels) to boot the XO-1 and XO-1.5 from a USB stick or an SDcard.