It’s Pretty Fast, Too
One of the things that’s been bugging us for the past couple weeks has been performance. Sure it’s fast on our machines but what about our target machine. There is quite a difference there. So I was finally able to get a Linux distribution (Ubuntu 6.06) on an old Dell Latitude CP M233XT (Pentium II 233 128MB Ram). While the amount of ram is the same as our target machine, the clock of the Dell is much slower than the OLPC’s. When I ran WeSay, it was very responsive. It did take around 12 seconds to launch but once it was up, moving around was pretty much instantaneous with a slight hint of a lag occassionally. Needless to say, we are very pleased. The mono+WeSay footprint was around 48M. The system was using 20M of swap.