Copy and paste (sort of) into the XO laptop's Terminal activity

The XO's software is basically Fedora Linux with a custom UI and a lot of educational programs. Since I will probably be mostly using the XO when traveling, my needs are primarily: web browsing, email, audio/video playback, and some programming. So, I installed a few things to get a better working environment. Since US XO shipments started a month before Canadian XO shipments, I was able to benefit from the experiences of others (the
OLPC News Forum, the OLPC Community Support Forum, and the OLPC Wiki are all great resources). Here are some of the things I did (note: where there are on-line instructions available, I've added a link to those instructions so that others don't have to figure out how to do some of these things too):