Robert Pogson

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Dual Booting Means Something Else in Uruguay

  • Nov 27 / 2010
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Linux in Education, technology

Dual Booting Means Something Else in Uruguay

I came across an article which mentioned Uruguay was distributing dual-booting PCs to students. I was concerned that that other OS would be distributed deliberately to students but no, its XO-Sugar and GNOME dual booting. Chuckle.
“The XO-HS will also sport a dual-boot Linux operating system, offering both the education-focused Sugar interface developed by the OLPC, as well as the the Gnome Desktop environment that can let students have a shot at mainstream productivity applications.”

Combined with Uruguay promoting DSL broadband for everyone ($30 for the modem – no monthly charge) and you have a whole country going Free. I like it.

2 Comments

  1. Robert Pogson

    With virtual machines and all, dual-booting is a bit old, but it still works. People get one OS that boots fast and gives them what they need right away and another OS that loads legacy apps and takes longer. It could be useful. In this case, they have one configuration for small childred and one for older children. It makes sense. IT support could just tweak the default boot to configure this feature and the user would never need to look at it.

  2. LT.Connor

    well free INTERNET sounds good but I mean come on innovation only takes place when money and competition is involved .As for dual-booting people are mad too dual-boot is to have 2 OS(s) be it different versions or distros of a OS. I just find this funny

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