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Re: February BLU meeting - Hands-On OLPC Networking?

I have had an XO for 2 days, and would bring it to such a meeting in hopes 
of learning how to use it. 

For starters, I don't find it that intuitive. I got the browser to work 
(the wifi connects automatically to an open access point which is great) 
but I still haven't figured out how to name a file, much less copy it to 
another system (other than another XO). 

Anyone have DSL or similar running on it? Or maybe I just need to learn 
how to open up a Linux terminal - I don't need X windows. Or maybe I just 
need some docs - it doesn't come with any - has someone written up a short 
description of how to work it? I only need what pine and pico do in the 
Linux world - nothing fancy. 

I can also bring an ASUS EEE for comparison, if anyone would like to see 

Dan Feenberg 

On Fri, 18 Jan 2008, John Abreau wrote: 

> February is coming up soon, and we don't have a speaker yet for 
> February. We had been planning to have a talk on the OLPC XO, 
> and to ask folks who purchased the devices to bring them in so 
> we can try out the mesh networking. 
> We can plan some other talk for February, or we could do a hands-on 
> session with OLPC mesh networking if enough people bring theirs to 
> the meeting. What does everyone think? 
> Also, how many people purchased XOs and are able/willing to bring 
> them to the February BLU meeting? 
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