North Bay Linux Users’ Group

general meeting

Scaled-Down Laptops - Asus EeePC and OLPC XO

When: Tue March 11, 2008 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM

Speaker: Brandon Williams and Allan Cecil

Location: O'Reilly Media

The Asus EeePC and the One Laptop Per Child XO are two small laptops with very little in common. This month we have two presenters, Allan Cecil and Brandon Williams.

Allan will talk about the One Laptop Per Child Project XO laptop, which is technologically very unusual and supports some exciting educational and networking applications. A mesh networking demo of multiple XOs is planned, so if you are one of the lucky ones to already have an XO, bring it along and join in the demo.

Brandon will be discussing the EeePC, its hardware specifications, capabilities, the default operating system, and its great suite of open source software. He’ll discuss some of the niche distros popping up specifically for the EeePC, some of the popular hardware hacks floating around the web, and discuss some available options to the potential buyer. We’ll also hear about upcoming Ultra-Mobile Pc’s, why their popularity will continue to grow, and upcoming technology that are going to keep making them cheaper, smaller, and more portable.

Published Tue 11 March 2008 by Kyle Rankin