Unbeknownst to me, Chris has also had the opportunity to play around with an OLPC XO unit and – of course! – he’s done a custom Linux job for it. He’s put together an XO friendly install of Gentoo, bootable from a flash drive. The impetus came from the Sugar interface not being right for him (being a schoolleaver for many years now) and I think it really goes to show the potential flexibility inherent in the platform. The OLPC NYC program, who are looking at Ubuntu as an option for kids who “outgrow” their original OSs, obviously feel the same way.
I’m keen to see how it goes on my own unit! Photos to follow, no doubt…
You got developer keys?