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Re: [News] OLPC XO-3 Runs Linux

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Friday 28 May 2010 22:06 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz pulled this Usenet boner:
>> One Laptop Per Child Revamps Tablet Plans
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| The One Laptop Per Child foundation's aim to
>>| create the world's most innovative tablet
>>| computer for the developing world just took
>>| a giant leap toward reality. But as is often
>>| the case, reality may not be quite as
>>| exciting as imagination.
>>| On Thursday the foundation announced a
>>| partnership with chip maker Marvell to
>>| collaborate on a sleek and cheap touch-
>>| screen tablet for developing-world school
>>| children, a device it now plans to launch at
>>| the Consumer Electronics Show in January
>>| 2011 for less than $100. One Laptop Per
>>| Child (OLPC) says that's close to two years
>>| ahead of its scheduled release for the so-
>>| called XO-3, the long-awaited upgrade to the
>>| non-profit's XO, the so-called "hundred-
>>| dollar laptop" launched in 2007.
>> `----
>> http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/26/olpc-ipad-apple-technology-negroponte.html
> Jeezus Christ, that site is a farrago of ads and popups.  You can't click
> without hitting some goddam link.

It's actually quite slick assuming you have JavaScript disabled.

> Anyway, it will be a tough haul to a $100 device.  I don't see how it will
> be as durable as the original XO.

It turned into a tablet, so fewer hanging parts.

>> http://blog.laptop.org/2010/05/26/100usd-computing-in-2010/
>> OLPC's Negroponte Says XO-3 Prototype Tablet Coming in 2010
>> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/197324/olpcs_negroponte_says_xo3_prototype_tablet_coming_in_2010.html
>> One Laptop per Child and Marvell Join Forces to Redefine Tablet Computing for
>> Students Around the World
>> http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/one-laptop-per-child-and-marvell-join-forces-to-redefine-tablet-computing-for-students-around-the-world-95007559.html
>> The OLPC's real importance is as a conversation starter
>> http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/the-olpcs-real-importance-is-as-a-conversation-starter/35142
>> OLPC laptops for East Africa and Palestinian children
>> http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/OLPC-laptops-for-East-Africa-and-Palestinian-children-990651.html
>> UN to buy 500,000 OLPC laptops for Palestinian children
>> http://www.businessweek.com/idg/2010-04-29/un-to-buy-500-000-olpc-laptops-for-palestinian-children.html
>> One Laptop per Child targets Middle East and E Africa
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10091177.stm

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