I'm surprised it didn't jump to a pure CLI and drop x-windows.
Funny. That's what I thought it would do too. Or maybe even hard-hang. Must come from seeing our share of BSODs back in our younger days.
I think it didn't because what was left on the screen and semi-working was already in RAM. Just goes to show there's something to be said for the Unix concept of 'graceful' system degradation.
'Course, if he logged off or restarted it would have been all over.
(Damn! I just know I've gotta try it one of these days. Boy do I ever I hate this guy...)
The other way is to twist the arms of netbook manufacturers. Or pay off the Ministers of poor governments.
Makes your blood boil doesn't it? That's one reason why I also stopped following the OLPC
story. Listening to Nick Negroponte try to put a positive spin on that blatant 'sell-out' is enough to make a snake blush.
Shame Nicholas! Shame!