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Gdium One Laptop Per Hacker Program

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| Seems like this Christmas will bring me a great gift: my time back! As you 
| might have noticed I haven’t been able to write much, nor was I able to 
| attend any of the last 6 months BLUG meetings or even spend time with my 
| lovely girlfriend! All this time was not wasted, I have in fact joined a 
| great new project managed by Dexxon, the company making the Gdium, which goal 
| is to “provide access to information affordable to all, so that all can 
| exercise their right to education”.       


Gdium.Com is launching the One Laptop Per Hacker program.

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| Here is your opportunity to contribute to the Gdium revolution.
| The Gdium Team is opening a site and a program centralizing all the developer 
| centric resources for the Gdium. 
| The OLPH program is supporting developers, contributors, creative artists, 
| and other innovators who wish to: 
|     * Optimize, improve the OS, Human Interface and/or Application stack of 
|       an “education centric” netbook. 
|     * Experiment with the look and feel
|     * Provide and disseminate their new application stacks
|     * Redesign the artwork
|     * modify the hardware or integrate some nifty gadgets.
|     * Experiment with the Gdium to support new vertical markets.



Mandriva leaps into the netbook market with the GDium

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| Lately it's hard to avoid the buzz about netbooks - the small, cheap laptop
| systems that were popularized by the Asus Eee PC (which, of course, Mandriva
| Linux 2008 Spring supports very well). Many in the community have asked if
| Mandriva is going to get directly involved in this market. Well, the answer
| is yes! Mandriva is providing the innovative operating system for the
| upcoming GDium netbook system, produced by Emtec.



Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.


[Mandriva CEO:] An open letter to Steve Ballmer

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| Wow! I’m impressed, Steve! What have you done for these guys to change their
| mind like this? It’s pretty clear to me, and it will be clear to everyone.
| How do you call what you just did Steve, in the place where you live? In my
| place, they give it various names, I’m sure you know them.
| Hey Steve, how do you feel looking at yourself in the mirror in the morning?
| Of course, I will keep fighting this one and the next one, and the next one.
| You have the money, the power, and maybe we have a different sense of ethics
| you and I, but I believe that hard work, good technology and ethics can win
| too.


Lessons from Africa: How to Kill Your Own FUD

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| So, even as Microsoft claims superior quality over Linux, they act as if they
| don't even buy their own FUD. If they really believed that Windows was
| superior to Linux, they wouldn't have to bribe people with “marketing help”
| to get them to choose Windows.

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