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[News] OLPC (Linux Laptop) Could Have Been Intel-based

Negreponte says Intel spurned cheap laptop 

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| Nicholas Negreponte at MIT said that Intel's Craig Barrett and
| Microsoft's Bill Gate had admitted remarks they'd made about the one
| notebook per child initiative were unfortunate.
| Speaking to CNBC Europe, Negreponte said that from his point of view
| it was unfortunate too, because when he and his team talked to 
| leaders of small countries the remarks were thrown back in their
| face.


Referring to:

Poor Kids' Laptop Cranks Up

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| Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates earlier this year told the Microsoft
| Government Leaders Forum, "Geez, get a decent computer where you can
| actually read the text and you?re not sitting there cranking the thing
| while you're trying to type" (see Bill Gates Mocks $100 Laptop).


Some noteworthy links:

Intel: Only "Open" for Business

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| These vendors often want a quiet private discussion,
| because in a quiet private discussion they can continue to
| dismiss the requests and in the end do absolutely nothing.
| They do not want a noisy public discussion, because then
| they look bad. But they DESERVE TO LOOK BAD, because they
| are being bad to those who bought their hardware!


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| It will get worse before it gets better, according to your point of
| view, because Intel continues behind the scenes to push hard on the
| trusted computing modules and Microsoft's future OS is expected to
| implement these features in full.


Published: September 13, 2005, 11:18 AM PDT

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| Though Pentium 4s can sell for up to $637, Intel's average
| cost for making a chip comes to $40, according to a report
| from analysts In-Stat.
| The report doesn't consider expenses related to design
| or marketing...


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| At issue are faulty capacitors on motherboards that store power
| and regulate voltage. Defective capacitors found in the Dell
| Optiplex workstations, some Apple iMac G5s, HP xw-series workstations
| made in 2004 and PCs with the Intel D865GBF motherboard have been
| found to bulge, pop, leak and crust over, causing video failure
| and periodic system shutdowns.


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| The news keeps getting worse for Intel when it comes to
| arch nemesis AMD.
| [...]
| But if that news isn?t bad enough for Intel (and good for AMD), now
| comes this: AMD?s 7-round clean sweep technical knockout in ZDNet's
| comparative review that benchmarked the two companies? dual-core
| offerings against each other. 


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