OLPC servers (Re: Debian 2007 timeline)
I re-read the source article more carefully. What it suggests is that
Debian will be used on all servers for OLPC in Uruguay, which means
servers for about 100 000 XO-s. What I had understood when I wrote my
first message is that Debian is used on servers for the first deployment
in Uruguay, that is 1000 to 8000 XO-s.
For 100000 clients, it's entirely possible that there will be more than
100 servers. So I retract my doubt about this item.
If anything, a comma should be added to the times.debian.net article
between "world's first mass deployment of the OLPC" and "at schools of
On Tue, Jan 01, 2008 at 02:13:10PM -0500, Philippe Cloutier wrote:
>> The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project reports that it uses Debian 4.0
>> "etch" to power its backend servers.
> After reading the articles, I can't imagine that this is more than a
> hundred installs, so if the number is significant, it should be mentioned
> in the timeline.
A hundred installs (en-)powering tens of thousands of kids who never had
access to computers or maybe education.