- JFFS2 compresses your data, performs wear leveling, and manages bad blocks so you don’t need to worry about the fact you are writing to flash.
- USB “thumbdrives” should be formatted to FAT32.
- Although the CPU supports sleep mode, and the hardware detects the the lid closing, the XO will not automatically enter sleep mode on lid closing until some time next year.
- The XO can remain plugged in constantly; the battery will not get overcharged.
The only official way to get files in and out of the datastore is to drag and drop a single file at a time, and this only works on USB thumbdrives, not on the filesystem.
There is ticket for a workaround using a Python script; if you use an XO, please offer encouragement to get this functionality integrated with the XO.
Here is the ticket.
Compare an OLPC XO to a Psion Netbook
Ever wondered how the OLPC XO looks right out of the box?