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Kim Toufectis' presentation on cloud computing options for the OLPC XO. This presentation was authored online in a cloud computing service. ...

Kim Toufectis' presentation on cloud computing options for the OLPC XO. This presentation was authored online in a cloud computing service.

http://olpclearningclub.org/uncategorized/april-in-the-cloud/

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    • The OLPC has amazing hardware...
    • What do we like about the xo? ...and the software has great aspects, too...
    • On the other hand... It can be sloooooooooooooow It won't do many things at once ...and when did I agree to be a system administrator? It can run out of memory
    • What can fill the gaps? How about help from someone else's computer? No matter how  remarkable it is, the xo has limits
    • Cloud computing is a metaphor for linking computers via   the Internet
    • Web mail got me started…
    • ...then web productivity tools…
    • ...now a game-changer: Imagine... Not just a program on the web, or even my files, but   a whole computer!
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    • But is this really safe?
      • As a child, I kept my money safe and ready on my own...
      • but now having others do it makes more sense.
    • So, what's the point here, for us?
      • Cloud computing extends the xo beyond some limitations
        • more memory
        • extra programs that do more things more easily
        • extra processing power
      • Cloud computing means worrying less about
        • computer hardware and software
        • when and how to back up data
        • whether to upgrade the operating system
      • If someone else takes care of these chores
        • can it using open source software?
        • can it happen for free?
    • What's the big picture?
      • Cloud computing changes what to look for in a computer:
        • Simpler
        • Lighter
        • Greener
        • Easier to administer
        • Cheaper
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      ...in other words,                                                            computing the world can afford!
    • Try it yourself!
      • What to look for (more or less available)
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      • Free (no cost), and better still free and open source
      • No software to download so it's ok to use at work
      • Secure (wish I knew exactly what that means!)
      • Runs passably on the xo
      • Evolves over time
      • Ad/logo free
      • Adaptable
      • Music
      • Fun
      • !
      • Where to explore ?
      • About me
        • Kim Toufectis
        • I'm an architect and planner
        • Learning low cost computing is a hobby
        • I still don't want to be my own system administrator
        • Despite some major missteps, I like OLPC and its mission
      Some fine print
      • Considerations
        • Some of these tools are not free and open source software
        • Some of these tools insist on Adobe Flash Player
        • I've tested them on the xo's Firefox activity
        • You need internet connectivity!
        • My specifics may be wrong
        • It still isn't FAST ...
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