Intel Classmate hacked to run XO software

The Intel Classmate is a relatively inexpensive laptop convertible that was inspired by and intended to compete with the XO laptops from OLPC. I’m not sure what Classmate model this is, but I have confirmed that Argentina did buy this laptop to deploy in schools, and I’ve confirmed that the XO software will replace the default Windows install.

I don’t know the specific reasons for replacing Windows with Sugar (that’s what the XO operating system is called), but I would guess that Argentina did this because Sugar has an active and tight knit development and support community for educational software. You can’t really say the same for Windows.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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