OLPC OS 13.2.8, One Laptop per Child operating system is updated

OLPC OS

The developers of the One Laptop Per Child project or also known as OLPC have updated the operating system that their computers have which is based on Linux including some cool changes for their machines.

However, this update is not a big update and some will not consider it as such. OLPC OS 13.2.8 is the new version, But a version that is based on Fedora, in Fedora 18, an old and outdated version of Fedora but that the developers have still decided to use.

OLPC OS is a distribution that is based on Fedora and has the Sugar desktop as its main desktop. This being an adaptation and optimization of the usual light desktops to OLPC equipment. In this case we are talking about XO-1, XO-1.5, XO-1.75 and Xo-4. Equipment with reduced hardware that cannot have great resources or great autonomy to carry out its functions.

But Sugar is not the only part that has been updated in this new version of OLPC OS. New versions of tools such as Getbooks, Clock, Speak or Chat, among others, have been added. Drivers have also been updated, to highlight the IEEE 1541-2002 for disk drives that has been included.

And also unnecessary things have been removed such as the Sugar Web Account control panel or the Simple-English Wikipedia package. Packages or programs that have been removed in order to further lighten this distribution.

More information on OLPC OS 13.2.8 can be found at the official website of the project, but it must be made clear that this distribution is oriented or intended for the OLPC project teams, its correct operation in other teams is not ensured.

Although if you want to try Sugar or a similar distribution you we recommend Fedora 25 Sugar Edition, a distribution that uses the same thing even though it does not have the OLPC OS educational tools installed.


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