[CS-FSLUG] XO laptop

Yama Ploskonka yama at netoso.com
Thu Mar 27 22:19:47 CDT 2008

here it is


Yama Ploskonka wrote:
> A somewhat old thread, that I lost because I got very deep into the OLPC 
> / XO thing (I'm subscribed to several of their lists, etc).
> Yes, reaching Christian youth is great.  Even better is the possible 
> opportunity to reach non-Christians.  Haven't seen a way in into this 
> angle.  Not that it's not possible or forbidden - work is being done, 
> even though some list posters go rude when they learn that you are a 
> missionary.
> http://www.olpcnews.com/use_cases/community/bible-thumping_child_village.html
> http://xobible.bibledictionaryonline.org/
> There was some Bible project  in the official wiki, but I cannot find it now
> Yama
> Ron Thompson wrote:
>>    What had come to mind was that many of these laptops will reach Christian 
>> youth in developing countries.  This may be an opportunity to provide them 
>> with Christian based material, including Sunday school study material.
>>    Is the Christian Linux community working on software and e-books that will 
>> work on the XO laptop?
>>     Has anyone on the list participated in the "give one get one" offer?
>>          Ron T.
>> On Sunday 09 December 2007 21:07, Jon Mark Allen wrote:
>>> On 12/9/07, Kim Chupe <k_chupe at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>> don't know about swordfish but you can try bibletime
>>>> which only runs on some linux systems or try
>>>> gnomesword which seems to be good for now. you can use
>>>> e-sword but have to install wine which doesn't seem to
>>>> be completely stable. hope this helps
>>> I've tried Bibletime countless times in the past, but could never find
>>> a version that was easily readable (like NASB or ESV, or even NIV if
>>> necessary... :-)  Now I know the NASB and NIV aren't available w/o a
>>> purchase but I could never understand why the ESV was available for
>>> free for e-Sword but not as a SWORD module.
>>> I can't tell you how elated I was to find tonight the ESV in the SWORD
>>> module list!  This is absolutely my favorite version and to finally
>>> find it in SWORD just really makes my night... :-)  The Crossway Bible
>>> folks have done so much to make ESV accessible through so many
>>> different mediums (RSS, iCal, APIs) it's great to see another avenue I
>>> can use to read Scripture.
>>> Just couldn't help sharing my excitement.. :-D
>>> JM
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