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Re: [News] OLPC Frees Up Hardware as Well

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 31 January 2009 01:36 : \____

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
>   this bit o' wisdom:
>> OLPC XO-2 goes Open Hardware
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| I admit to being a little gobstopped by Nicholas Negroponte?s announcment
>>| in the Guardian that the next generation OLPC will be Open Hardware is a
>>| pretty
>>| big deal.  I picked up the announcement this morning from Make Magazine
>>| editor, Phil Torrone?s twitter feed in which he says ?This is pretty much
>>| the
>>| biggest news of 2009".  For the maker, tinkerer, hardware hacker world,
>>| this might just be true.
>> `----
>> http://manypossibilities.net/2009/01/olpc-xo-2-goes-open-hardware/
>> OLPC was derailed by Microsoft/Intel crime (details below), but they try to
>> rewrite history now.
> Still, it does sound like a good thing to me.
> I had a good time on our car trip to Connecticut last weekend.  While my
> wife drove, I read books and tinkered with gcov on my XO.  It's a good ebook
> reader, but a bit slow at running a GNU autotools bootstrap script.
> Exit up ahead?  Just close it and let it suspend.
> My little XO has become a trusty friend.

I think it's also cheaper than Kindle (and no DRM).

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