OLPC News has a report
about plans for the next revisions of the XO hardware from an interview with Nicholas Negroponte
at Xconomy. One of the changes is that the XO-2 has been canceled, with an ARM-based XO-1.75 planned, and an XO-3 scheduled for 2012. "I've been following the ongoing x86 vs. ARM race quite closely and it's my understanding that they're now closely matched when it comes to the all-important price / performance / power-consumption metrics. What I however cannot estimate is how much engineering by OLPC, Sugar Labs and Fedora it takes to make the current software run, and run well, on an ARM platform. It also remains to be seen when OLPC plans to release the XO-1.75 but I'd be very surprised if it happened within the next 12 months.
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