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OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) now available as Virtual Appliance

From Richard Garsthagen: OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) now available as Virtual Appliance.

Well the machines just started rolling out of the factories, but if you are interested to know what the childeren in the poor african countries will have to their disposal, you can check out the OLPC as a virtual appliance. Tom Hoffman has made the OLPC images available on his blog.

The OLPC Image for VMware
Read more about the OLPC project

But it’s not all kids with laptops. Last month, Tarry Singh went to Africa and showed off some virtual tools to the university crowd. Go ahead and click through to the pics from his trip.

TarryBlogging: Virtual Appliances in Africa? Just ask Jessica!.

They say a pictures speak volumes. So I’ll post some pics here on my tour to the Uganda Technical College, Elgon. Here I am letting Jessica open up the Virtual Appliance OTRS and log on to the helpdesk system and filing a complaint! :-)

4 thoughts on “OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) now available as Virtual Appliance

  1. Alan Cohen

    I’ve downloaded the VMWare OLPC machine and it runs. But the UI is icon-driven and the icons are not clear to me. I have searched for a website with information unsuccessfully. Does anyone have a link with info on the UI?

  2. jtroyer

    Google is your friend in this case: a quick search reveals a number of mirrors, although going to the OPLC wiki reveals that they’re having some trouble with drivers right now, but they do have VMware-compatible images available.

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