Ubuntu on the XO
I had read several articles on the web about loading different operating systems on the XO-1 hardware platform. I have been really short on time lately due to our first son being born two weeks ago, so when I found XO Explosion offering a turnkey Ubuntu on XO-1 solution, I exercised my Paypal account immediately. This vendor also has a lot of great spare parts for the XO-1 unit including displays, power bricks, batteries, and other addons.
After ordering, I received my SD card in mail a few days later. I was able to drop my developer key right on to the SD card and within two minutes I had rebooted and was up and running on Ubuntu. I know I lose a little bit to geek street cred for not going through the who installation process myself, but for $49 this is a great deal. Once I work through the WiFi WEP connection issue on the XO, I'll be totally set.
- http://www.xoexplosion.com/ - Vendor who specializes in OLPC items
- http://xoexplosion.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18_42&products_id=143 - Ubuntu on a SD card.