Pepper Computer will be demoing the Pepper 3.1 software on the OLPC, not a new Operating System as I write below. Apologies for the error and please see comments for full details.The Original Post:
How many operating systems do you think geeks can cram onto the Children's Machine XO? There is already the impressive Sugar user interface. And if Microsoft has its way Windows XP on the OLPC. But what about the Pepper Pad OS?
The Pepper Pad is a hardware & Linux-based operating system combination designed to rapidly create low-maintenance, simple to use consumer devices for the Web and digital media. And while it is interesting, as an ultra mobile personal computer (UMPC), it has strong competition in the newest smart phones and PDA's. Or the One Laptop Per Child computer.
So it's interesting to note that Steve Paine is reporting that Pepper Computer may be trying to expand from its hardware niche to the clock-stopping hot OLPC technology.
Well here's some very interesting news direct from Pepper Computer who have just let me know that they have been working with the OLPC hardware and will be demonstrating the Pepper software running on an OLPC at CES next week.If you can make it to the 2007 Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, you might want to upgrade your experience to the real deal. OLPC will showcase actual OLPC XO-1's at another CES demo on January 8 at the Bellagio Hotel.