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…