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One Laptop Per Child

One Laptop Per Child OS walkthrough.

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Topic: VMWare
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Here's the laptop! Pretty impressive.

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Bootup: Start of the bootup process.

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Watch the penguin: This will be familiar to all Linux users out there.

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OLPC desktop: Here's the OLPC desktop. The icons top and bottom are pretty much all there is to the navigation. The high-contrast colors make is easier to use in sunlight.

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Exploring the Internet: Browsing the Internet is a snap. I like the way that the address bar displays the title of the page after it's loaded. A nice and simplifying touch.

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Group Chat: This allows children using a OLPC to talk to other children nearby. Nice.

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Talking to myself!: Since I'm running this in VMware there's nobody else to talk to, but the chat program is nice and intuitive.

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Memosono: An educational image matching game.

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RSS feed reader: I think that the inclusion of an RSS feed reader is a very good idea indeed. This one is pretty simple to use but it might be a nice touch if it integrated with the web browser.

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Word processing: The word processor bundled with the OLPC is Abiword. This is simple to use and comes with a handy spell checker

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Tamtam: Tamtam is a music synthesis tool. I couldn't make much sense of the interface and the sound didn't work in VMware so it's a mystery to me how this works.

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Etoys: This takes me back - simple programming tool that uses Squeek (based on the Smalltalk programming language).

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FreeCell: Now I'm happy!

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Chess: And finally, chess.

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