Friday, January 15, 2010

XO Desktop, 2010


XO Desktop, 2010
Originally uploaded by mahlness
A screenshot of the XO I'm working on. Taken, saved, uploaded, named, blogged, tagged, etc, etc - on an XO laptop, easily and quickly. Getting 4 more of these for my classroom, right away. This is so very cool.

5 comments:

Jose Rodriguez said...

Hey Mark,

As an elementary school teacher, do you see these computers XO and viable 1-1 environment? Are you buying your own or getting some kind of funding? BTW... looking forward to another year of Earth Day Bag Project.

Mark Ahlness said...

Jose, I've had 6 xo's for a while now, long story of generosity...

The OS, a custom linux design just for the XO, is excellent. Maintaining, upgrading, troubleshooting, etc. is obviously on my own...

At $50 or so a pop, I relied on making connections. Look for a new sponsor on the Earth Day Groceries Project :) Have a great weekend- Mark (still on the xo)

Graham said...

I just love the simplicity of the desktop - no distracting clutter, like a clear desk ready for any possibilities.

Tom Hoffman said...

That's Xtra Ordinary?

Mark Ahlness said...

Graham, I wish MY desktop was so tidy!

Tom, it's a longish story that I hope to get out here soon, but my XO's have become little more than curiosities recently in my 3rd grade classroom. I can REALLY see my kids using them set up this way. It's like I just got a bunch more computers - that pretty much behave as our other computers. Will keep you posted on progress. - Mark