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[News] Smashing New Success for OLPC Sub-notebooks (with GNU/Linux)

  • Subject: [News] Smashing New Success for OLPC Sub-notebooks (with GNU/Linux)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 00:48:01 +0100
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One laptop per child

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| Itâs with that economic improvement in mind that Rwanda is now 
| the largest African customer for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) 
| movement. Some 120,000 of the white and green XO machines are 
| being purchased for the countryâs young students.


Computer dream sees light of day

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| Children in the Northern Territory have become the first
| Australian recipients of the XO computer, writes Anthony Caruana.
| [...]
| The processor, a 433Mhz AMD LX700, can selectively power itself 
| down when not in use. It can even do this between keystrokes, 
| meaning the XO can run on just two watts of energy.



OLPC News Exclusive: XO-1.5 Laptop Debut and Speed Test vs. Overclocked XO-1 Laptop

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| This newest laptop from OLPC features the VIA C7-M a 1GHz
| variable speed processor, which SJ Klein of OLPC says will
| empower learning in several key ways:
|   1. Full screen video playback
|   2. Faster eToys and scratch animation
|   3. Larger offline library and storage capacity
|   4. better image capture and remixing
|   5. and a better Java experience, allowing for guilt-free
|   Java programming for Sugar


One Laptop Per Child marches on

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| Sean Daly from Sugar Labs, the company that develops the
| XO's kid-friendly front-end software, maintains that
| OLPC is still achieving some great results despite press
| reports to the contrary. "OLPC is concentrating on
| getting laptops to kids and not its image in the tech
| press," he told us.


A new OLPC deployment in Nigeria

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| Earlier this month, I found myself embarking on a last-minute
| journey to a One Laptop per Child workshop in Port Harcourt,
| Nigeria. They are preparing for a 6000 XO laptop deployment in
| that region of the country. I attended to support the 5-day
| event, which was coordinated by Michael Tempel and Claudia
| Urrea.


Can a laptop change the world?

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| Rwanda has now ordered more than 100,000 XO laptops and plans
| to roll them out to as many schools as possible, with part of
| the funding coming from the sale of mobile phone licences.
| Finally, OLPC has found an African country which appears to be
| committed to going beyond a pilot and making the laptops an
| integral part of its education system

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