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[News] More Low-cost Laptops Could Reach Rwanda

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Rwanda: Kagame Launches One Laptop Per Child

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| President Paul Kagame has said that enabling all primary school children to 
| own computers was the government's ultimate goal. This was during the 
| official launch of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative at Jali Club 
| yesterday.   



Classmate PC gets a boost with million-unit Venezuelan order

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| The Classmate PC units that will be distributed to schools in Venezuela and
| Portugal will ship preinstalled with a custom flavor of the Linux operating
| system.



Madison XO laptop project brings innovative tool to local children

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| The laptops use a Linux-based operating system and open source software that
| enables students to view and manipulate programming code. The XOs also are
| well equipped for communal learning with mesh networking capabilities that
| allow students to play games or surf the Internet together.


Ethiopia’s first OLPC deployment

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| This week, I joined the OLPC Ethiopia team on their travels to a rural school
| in the Oromia region. The 2 hour drive was fascinating. You start off driving
| through typical Addis city areas, but slowly there are more and more animals
| on the road. People are jogging behind their donkeys, which are being used to
| transport wood and other materials. The landscape improves. After more and
| more animal-dodging, we reach a town with some basic shops, and the road
| becomes a dirt track. Oh good, we’ve arrived.


OLPC laptops to hit Indian market soon

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| Intel’s Linux- based Intel’s Classmate PC costs nearly $300 and is aimed at
| secondary school children. OLPC focuses on primary schools for its XO-1
| laptops.



Amazon to sell one OLPC laptop for the price of two

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| Amazon will soon sell the OLPC Linux laptop using the approach taken by the
| hardware charity's 'buy two, get one' programme.


OLPC's Amazon Notebook Linux Only

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| “Contrary to some media reports, it will be a Linux-based XO Laptop that will
| be offered as part of the global initiative and not a dual-boot machine
| running both Windows and Linux,” OLPC said in a statement.


What do Free and Open Source Software Leaders Think of Microsoft?

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| "Microsoft suborned the One Laptop Per Child project, converting it into a
| massive Windows training campaign. The project says it is giving the
| purchasing governments 'more choice' by supporting Windows as well as
| GNU/Linux, but those governments will tend to choose Windows by default. In
| some countries, people will campaign to prevent that. If these campaigns
| succeed, the OLPC project may yet make a positive contribution to the world.
| Otherwise, it will do overall harm."

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