October 21, 2008
OLPC Releases Fedora-Based Linux Distribution for the XO Laptop
The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) developers announced today a new release of their XO Software, a Fedora-based Linux distribution designed for the XO laptop. The new version is based on the popular Sugar graphical interface, Fedora 9 operating system, and includes some core software customizations for wireless drivers, Open Firmware, power management, and the NAND flash filesystem. Among the new features in XO Software 8.2.0, we can notice some usability and GUI (graphical user interface) improvements, backup and restore functions, new and updated languages, automatic updates and longer battery life. With this release, the developers also included a complete user manual, which is also available here.