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XO B2 contact with other XO

For the first I can now see other XO machines through mesh networking with the recent Sugar build 426. John J5 reported the XO he used is in Cambridge while I am located in Vancouver, Canada. It is hard to believe the OLPC XO can contact other XO from a very far distance, at the same time it is utterly impressive.

The activities (equivalent to applications ) got some change. Writer (slim Abiword) now uses tables, it will be possible to share that activities. The camera activities is now fullscreen mode. There is a journal activities that report the action of the user.

The Sugar is have some way to go with some broken activites like Tam Tam and the inability to close them.


Colin said…
When you first made contact did you say "xoxoxo"? Ok, I'm sure it's been said before =)
Haha. I got to many xoxoxo on the screen. =)
sarah said…
hello - does anyone know of someone I could contact to spend an hour or two with my ten year old son in Vancouver to give him a run through his XO so he can get the most out of it. Would appreciate a lead. thanks. Sarah

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