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OLPC servers (Re: Debian 2007 timeline)

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.

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 Uruguay".

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